Springfield Ballet has a new executive director. He is Evan Bennett, a graduate of Glendale High School, who grew up acting and singing in Springfield productions.
Bennett left Springfield after high school to study vocal performance at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He earned his Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. After graduating, Bennett spent two years in Austria through the Fulbright Program working as an English-speaking teaching assistant.