Scene from Broken Wings, Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Courtesy of English National Ballet
Photo by Laurent Liotardo


Informing equity through data analysis, advocacy and programming


Dance Data Project™ is a global resource for the study and analysis of major international dance companies, venues, and choreographic awards. In addition, DDP surveys ballet competitions, festivals and scholarship programs worldwide.

We also cover recent news (as you’ll see below) and provide an archive of articles related to issues surrounding classical dance, including pay transparency and equity, hiring and and harassment policies. Browse, have a look, and feel free to provide feedback by contacting us on our contact page. Many thanks for visiting.


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DDP on Tour to companies large and small

DDP is interested in dialogue with artistic and executive leadership promoting women and their interests. Our founder, Liza Yntema, has begun a listening tour, visiting on behalf of Dance Data Project at leading domestic companies. Previously, Ms. Yntema visited the ABT for its inaugural choreographic Incubator, as well as attending the Guggenheim’s Works & Process featuring Marina Harss, Patricia Barretto and Tamara Rojo discussing the English National Ballet’s new Giselle by Akram Khan. After a stop at BalletX in Philadelphia, Liza has learned more about their Choreographic Fellowship, and her interview with Artistic Director Christine Cox will soon appear in a feature for the DDP News page. She intends to familiarize herself with each major company's culture, while working to advance those companies with DDP's mission of gender equity in all aspects of classical dance. 

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