Author: Michael Cooper
It has become a rarity for ballet companies to present works by women, despite the large number of women in the field and the pioneers of the 20th century.
“'Ballet,' as the choreographer George Balanchine once said, 'is Woman.'
But if women are still the symbols of ballet in the popular imagination, chances are it is as ballerinas performing dazzling, demanding steps that were devised for them by men. When it comes to choreography, at least at most major companies, ballet remains overwhelmingly a man’s world."