Scott Altman

President & CEO

Scott Altman joined Cincinnati Ballet as President & CEO in September 2016. A respected industry leader, Altman brings with him nearly three decades of experience in nonprofit administration and performing arts. Prior to Cincinnati Ballet, Altman held the position of Executive Director of Ballet West. Under his leadership, Ballet West experienced phenomenal expansion, including growth in ticket sales, a vastly expanded touring schedule, robust growth in donor development, and the construction of a brand new building. He has also held leadership positions at Arizona Opera and Opera New Jersey. Altman attended Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders, was a Utah Business’ 2016 CEO of the Year Honoree, and is a three-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence Award. Prior to his roles in administration, Altman had a 20-year career as a professional opera singer and performed 37 opera roles internationally. He is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music and the State University College at Purchase.

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