Haglund totally supports the NYCB dancers if they wish to strike. According to the 2008 Form 990, which was not filed until May 2010, Peter Martins made $723,000. (Wonder what he receives now.) The Balanchine Trust and the Robbins Trust were paid royalties of $315K and $367K respectively. In such a bad year, Martins and the two trusts should agree to $1 per year. Those savings would go a long way toward compensating the dancers fairly. Then Ms. Brown, the new Executive Director, has a whole year to put a new spiffy fundraising plan and audience building plan in place while her own compensation should be based wholly on performance. (Yeah, baby, pay-for-performance is the name of the game. For every butt you get in a seat and every donation you nail down, you get compensated. Otherwise, $nothing.) Something tells Haglund that Ms. Brown has no doable plans at all. And excuse me, but $278k for the pianist, Cameron Grant? Ah, come on.
You'd think with people like the savvy and oh-so-smart Maria Bartiromo and Howard Solomon on the Board, the company's management could do better.
Take 'em down, dancers. Take 'em down.