How many Black ballet dancers are there in American ballet? While American ballet companies employ a large number of international dancers, ballet has been criticized for a lack of diversity, specifically regarding Black dancers. While increasingly discussed in articles and opinion pieces, ballet insiders are aware that this issue has been persistent. Written pieces raise … Continue reading The Missing 53: Black Representation in Ballet
Where do top American ballet dancers come from? Out of the 467 dancers in the top 7 American ballet companies, 158 were born outside of the United States (33.8%). Elite ballet has been an international endeavor for a while. Competitions, international company auditions, and video auditions have allowed foreign-born talent to more effectively seek jobs … Continue reading Where You From?