• 2019-2020 Season Overview Now Available

    Soo-bin Lee and My Kal Stromile in Helen Pickett’s Tsukiyo
    Photo by Liza Voll
    Courtesy of Boston Ballet

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  • Global Conversations:
    Navigating Challenging Times

    Tamara Rojo in Akram Khan’s Giselle Photo by Laurent Liotardo ©
    Courtesy of English National Ballet

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  • Global Conversations:
    The Creative Process

    Annabelle Lopez Ochoa rehearses Requiem for a Rose (2016) with Smuin Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Chris Hardy. Courtesy of Smuin Contemporary Ballet

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  • Black, Brilliant, and a Ballerina, DDP Team Member Jenesis Williams Weighs in on Systemic Racism in Classical Dance

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  • Useful Resources From
    The Dance DATA Project ®

    Bridget Breiner in Marco Goecke_s Tué
    Photo by Costin Radu
    Courtesy of Ballett im Revier

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    Boston Ballet performs Petal by Helen Pickett (ChoreograpHER)
    Liza Voll Photography
    Courtesy of Boston Ballet

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    Lenore Choreography, Lia Cirio_ChoreograpHER
    Photo by Brooke Trisolini
    Courtesy of Boston Ballet

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Informing equity through data
analysis, advocacy and programming

Dance Data Project® is a global resource for the study and analysis of major national and international dance companies, venues, and choreographic awards. In addition, DDP surveys ballet competitions, festivals and scholarship programs worldwide. We provide a resource for those seeking information about female choreographers, set, costume & lighting designers, as well composers of classically based dance music.

We also cover recent news (as you’ll see below) and provide an archive of articles related to issues surrounding classical dance, including pay transparency and equity, hiring and and harassment policies. Browse, have a look, and feel free to provide feedback by contacting us on our contact page. Many thanks for visiting.

About the Dance Data Project®

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Research & Data

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let us know about special initiatives, or call our attention
to areas for study or a company, artist, festival, competition
or venue we haven’t discovered yet.

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Scene from Bonzi, Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Courtesy of BalletX, photo by Alexander Iziliaev

DDP Announcements


Dance Data Project® (DDP) today announced the creation of the 2020-2021 Season Status Updates resource, an online tool that provides a listing of programming changes for both U.S. and international ballet companies. The resource, which will continue to be updated in real time, details the most recent information regarding company seasons and the specifics of COVID-era programming (e.g., virtual, live, drive-in, etc.).

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Women Who
Inspire Us

We are always looking for new women
leaders in dance to feature on our site. You can
see a list of some of the women who stand out to us
on our Resources page.

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Our Book/Film List

Educate yourself on the dance world, past and present, with some of our favorite novels and films in the dance genre.

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Scene from Rock-a-Bye, Choreography by Penny Saunders, Courtesy of BalletX—Photographer: Candice DeTore