KETCHIKAN — Ketchikan Theatre Ballet’s new executive artistic director, Desiree Roan, aims to bring new ideas, a broadened program and stringent goals to the organization.
“We are definitely raising the barre,” Roan said, emphatic that the phrase use the French spelling for a dancer’s support bar. “The level is going to be lifted up, but not overnight. In increments.”
Hired in May, Roan stepped into the director’s position about a half a year after the previous director departed.