Meredith (Max) Hodges

Executive Director

Photo Credit: Liza Voll

Meredith Hodges—better known as Max—joined Boston Ballet as Executive Director in 2014, and leads the company in partnership with Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen.
Hodges has a wide range of experience that combines both the not-for-profit arts and the for-profit management industries. Prior to joining Boston Ballet, Hodges served as Executive Director of Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company that tours worldwide to venues that include Guggenheim Works & Process, the Spoleto Festival, and the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, France. At Gallim, Hodges worked in partnership with Artistic Director Andrea Miller to increase performance activity and the company’s artistic profile, while significantly increasing revenue. At the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Hodges worked in a variety of roles, most recently as a Project Director leading strategic development, membership, and technology initiatives. She has also worked as a Senior Associate Consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and New York, consulting for clients in multiple industries, including private equity and consumer products.
Hodges is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, and is an Arts Professional-in-Residence at Harvard University. She has been a panelist at the Dance/USA Annual Conference, gave a TED Talk at TEDxBroadway 2016, and lectures on arts entrepreneurship at The Juilliard School.

Our artist/athletes are always pushing themselves to the edge. That passion and energy is what makes watching them so exhilarating.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director