Entries by Elizabeth Yntema

Washington Post: Ford Foundation fund to award an unprecedented $160 million to minority arts groups

By Geoff Edgers 24 September 2020 Eduardo Vilaro, the artistic director and chief executive of New York’s Ballet Hispánico, has tried to ignore the slights. Well-heeled patrons who wouldn’t join his board because they favored older, Whiter organizations. Theater managers telling him they couldn’t present the company because they had already programmed a “minority-themed” group. […]

Yahoo Finance: Misty Copeland: Ballet ‘extremely behind’ on racial justice

By Max Zahn with Andy Serwer 6 August 2020 Ballet star Misty Copeland told Yahoo Finance in a recent interview that the ballet industry remains “extremely behind” on issues of racial justice, criticizing the continued use of blackface in dance productions and the lack of diversity she has witnessed in her career. But the nation’s […]