In Our Community

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Explore how we are extending our diversity, equity, and inclusion practices beyond our staff and administration to meet the varying needs of our community. 


  • Multi-lingual marketing materials are available across programs
  • Integrated Culturally Responsive Education practices into The School curriculum to ensure teaching styles center students’ voices and learning needs.
  • Established a tiered tuition model in the School and Adult Programs
  • Launched ticket sponsorship programs, Youth Scholarship and Adult Subsidy programs 
  • Introduced a free Mark Morris Dance Group membership program to expand access to the touring company
  • Provided free public access to the Mark Morris Digital Archive




  • Installed ADA-compliant automated front doors and in one of the studios
  • Added closed captions in videos, alt text descriptions and color contrast corrections on website and other digital properties
  • Provided captioning for all digital and hybrid classes on the Digital Dance Center
  • Launched the Lucy Bowen Award for Inclusive Choreography, funding the creation of new dances for and with our global Parkinson’s community.



  • Created a Family Guild to invite regular community feedback and involvement
  • Regular and transparent reporting on this website
  • Conduct annual program evaluations and incorporate changes to continually improve programs. Methods of program evaluation include:
    • Teaching Artist Observation
    • Pre- and Post-skill student assessment
    • Pre- and Post student interviews
    • For Community-based partnerships, partner feedback
    • Written student feedback
  • Engage the adult programs and school community inclusive of families, students, faculty, and partners, through multiple conversational pathways to provide feedback to ensure we create and sustain programming that reflects our core values and program goals.