Dance Data Project® today announces its 2022 Research Calendar. Since its first published Research Report in January of 2019, DDP has produced 15 full Reports and 6 mini Data Bytes. The following is a projected timeline of extensive research– due to the nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on dance organizations, this is subject to change.
January 2022
  • Global Resident Choreographers Data Byte
February 2022
  • Gender Distribution of Faculty in Collegiate Dance Programs
  • Festival Gender Equity Report
March 2022
  • Connecting the Dots: #YesThisIsAnArtsStory
April 2022
  • Largest 50 U.S. Ballet Companies & Scope of the Industry
May 2022
  • Artistic & Executive Leadership Report
June 2022
  • Artistic Director Salary Increases Data Byte
July 2022
  • Venue Leadership & Programming Report
  • Defunct Ballet Companies Data Byte
August 2022
  • Season Overview Report: 2021-2022
September 2022
  • Board of Directors & Trustees Analysis
December 2022
  • Leadership Changes 2022
“Research is the bedrock of Dance Data Project®, and with each new report, we provide a metrics-based analysis of various aspects of the dance industry. Women and leaders in dance can expect that in 2022, DDP will train a keen eye on the industry as it emerges from the pandemic. We plan to measure gender equity from new perspectives, while staunchly advocating for women and girls,” comments DDP Research Lead Michayla Kelly.
Companies will be contacted to verify data sets throughout the year, but can fill out our self-report survey at any time. Visit this page of DDP’s website for more information on how to submit your data.
“Alongside this research, Dance Data Project®’s strategic focus for 2022 is to produce both resources and advocacy campaigns in support of safe working conditions and fair compensation for all workers in the dance industry,” remarks DDP Communications Lead Isabelle Ramey. “We are especially focusing on parents – in particular moms of babies and toddlers. They require support that is often unavailable or uncertain, thereby discouraging dancers from starting families – in practical terms forcing moms into retirement.”
Ms Yntema, President & Founder of DDP, continued: “We need to see national and regional dance, performing arts organizations and arts advocates generally wake up to the impact of Covid-19 on women in the workplace, particularly women of color. So, you will continue to see Dance Data Project® elevating themes of economic dislocation in dance, the most female of art forms – Connecting the Dots #YesThisIsAnArtsStory.”
Follow all aspects of DDP’s research, advocacy, and programming through our website and social media channels. Stay tuned for an exciting new index that we will be debuting in January of 2023.