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Ipswich: Former DanceEast artistic director Assis Carreiro parts company with The Royal Ballet of Flanders

PUBLISHED: 13:56 04 August 2014

Assis Carreiro, the former artistic director of DanceEast in Ipswich, has parted company with The Royal Ballet of Flanders, it has been announced.

Assis Carreiro, the former artistic director of DanceEast in Ipswich, has parted company with The Royal Ballet of Flanders, it has been announced.

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Assis Carreiro, the former artistic director of DanceEast in Ipswich, has parted company with The Royal Ballet of Flanders, it has been announced.

Ms Carreiro, who helped transform the Waterfront-based dance company over a 13-year period into a nationally acclaimed venue, joined the Antwerp-based company as artistic director in September 2012.

But the dance company said today that she has left her position.

A statement published on its official website said: “Kunsthuis Opera Flanders Ballet Flanders has decided to end its professional relationship with Ms Assis Carreiro as of July 28 2014.

“The general director, Lena De Meerleer, together with board of directors and the management team, dancers, technical crew and staff, will ensure that all operations and performances continue as planned, with the assured professionalism and enthusiasm you have come to expect from us.”

It added: “The board of directors has been tasked to appoint a new artistic director as soon as possible.”

Pol Bamelis, chairman of the board at the Royal Ballet of Flanders, said: “Kunsthuis Opera Flanders Ballet Flanders is ready for the future.

“The Royal Ballet of Flanders and Opera Flanders have merged into a strong house with a clear added value in Flanders, and abroad.

“We will ensure a well­considered decision is made with regards to succession of Ms Carreiro.”

Ms Carreiro was widely credited for helping to raise the funds for and driving through the creation of a £9 million permanent home for DanceEast in the Jerwood DanceHouse on Ipswich’s Waterfront.

In 2011, DanceEast was awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England.

As part of the statement issued by The Royal Ballet of Flanders, Lena De Meerleer added: “All future productions, including Onegin and Don Quixote, will be prepared and performed with all our custom care and skill.

“Our audience has always been supportive. We have all it takes to continue on our path to represent classical ballet in all its forms and possibilities in Flanders and abroad.”

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