Upcoming Deadlines

February 28th: Emerging Female Classical Choreographer Initiative - Dance Australia, March 2nd: National Dance Project Production Grant - New England Foundation for the Arts, March 4th: Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, March 15th: Hanover International Choreographic Competition

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    American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in Gemma Bond’s Interchangeable Text. Photo by Eric Baiano.
    Courtesy of American Ballet Theatre.

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    Pacific Northwest Ballet School instructor Eva Stone with inaugural year students of
    PNB School’s “New Voices: Choreography and Process for Young Women in Dance” class.
    Photo © Lindsay Thomas.

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    Smuin Contemporary Ballet dancers Nicole Haskins, Susan Roemer, and Jane Rehm perform Helen Pickett’s Petal (2015).
    Courtesy of Smuin Contemporary Ballet.
    Photo by Chris Hardy.

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    Still from Melissa Barak’s “Pretty, Peculiar Things” (June 2019).
    Photo by Cheryl Mann. Courtesy of Melissa Barak.

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    Scene from Akwarium, Choreography by Katarzyna Skarpetowska,
    Courtesy of Richmond Ballet,
    Photo by Sarah Ferguson.

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

We encourage you to send us updates,
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 published its ninth study. For this collaboration with the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, MBA Candidate Patrick Crocker joined DDP in an examination of gender equity in the 50 largest U.S. dance venues. The “Dance Venue Leadership and Programing Report” reveals nearly-complete gender parity at all levels of dance venue leadership. Research indicates that if a venue selects a ballet company led by a woman, the resulting work is more likely to include works choreographed by women.

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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