Informing equity through data
Just Released: EXECUTIVE & ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP REPORT
The Dance Data Project™ launched today with the first of a series of reports documenting gender inequity in leadership positions and pay among the 50 largest ballet companies in the United States. George Balanchine, the legendary Artistic Director and Founder of the New York City Ballet once said, “Everywhere else men are first. But in ballet, it’s the woman.” However in 2019, DDP™ found men are first in ballet when it comes to leadership positions and pay even though the ballet world is overwhelming populated by women and they are the economic drivers as well. Download the report here....
Meet a Choreographer: Penny Saunders
Our founder, Liza Yntema, recently sat down with Penny Saunders whose work she has supported through Hubbard Street Dance Company. Saunders is the choreographer-in residence at Grand Rapids Ballet and receives support from New York City Ballet Choreographic Commissions Initiative.
Meet a New Choreographer: Lia Cirio
Lia Cirio is taking on a new role: choreographer. Cirio has joined Boston Ballet's ChoreograpHER initiative, which gives female company members the opportunity to produce and present original works of choreography. Our Founder, Liza Yntema, recently signed on as Lead Sponsor of the program.
Meet a Company Director: Christine Cox
The absolute first thing to know about Christine Cox is that she is incredibly kind, and the second that she has huge reserves of energy. The enthusiasm, optimism and genuine joy she brings to even the smallest detail or the briefest encounter, do much to explain the extraordinary success and outsized impact of her influential company, BalletX, which over the last 13 years has survived and prospered as the second, smaller company in Philadelphia, growing a fantastically loyal and energized audience base. Artistic Director of BalletX, Christine Cox. Cox has managed to create a legacy of groundbreaking work: by the...