Huffington Post: Behind the Tutus, Ballet Is a Boys' Club

Huffington Post: Behind the Tutus, Ballet Is a Boys' Club

By Chloe Angyal

15 March 2017

Ashley Bouder is well aware of the dearth of female choreography in ballet. In an article for the Huffington Post, Chlore Angyal reports that Bouder cried, explaining that this issue goes far beyond numbers. While for men in dance the options for a career outside of performing are numerous, women fall into two main categories: teacher or ballet mistress.

Thus, Bouder started the Ashley Bouder Project to give women the opportunities to lead and choreograph. The art form is still far from equal, and it may take reversing traditional roles in dance to weave equality into the foundation of ballet.

Read more in the Huffington Post.