Kaine, who has worked in performing arts administration, development, marketing and outreach for over 20 years, was previously executive director of the Nashville Ballet in Tennessee. During his tenure he arranged a tour through South America, increased performances for underprivileged children, and supervised an outreach program in local schools and libraries.
Otto Budig, president of the Cincinnati Ballet board of trustees, said, "Paul has a proven record as an executive director. His experience will build upon our traditional strengths and current programs while helping to elevate our organization to the next level."
Kaine replaces former executive director Susan Redman-Regstorf, who stepped down in August 2005.