Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

We believe in the power of dance and the performing arts to unite and uplift without barriers.

Building on our core values of Community, Access, Excellence, and Creativity, we continue to take actions that advance anti-racism, accessibility, equity, and inclusion across our organization. We do this as part of confronting our status and history as a majority white-led institution, and to address our role in the systemic racism, prejudices and biases that have long prevailed in the dance community.

We recognize this work as ongoing, requiring sustained investment, an openness to new ideas, and the flexibility to evolve in relation to our staff and community.

Review a snapshot of some of the actions we are taking and what we’re doing to remain accountable:

In our Organization 

In our Community


I.D.E.A. Training and Accountability Partners

We’re grateful to the growing list of consultants and organizations that have supported our work since 2018:

  • Corporate Counseling Associates
  • Cultural Solidarity Fund
  • Culture@3
  • Insperity
  • MAC Consortium
  • Mark Travis Rivera
  • New York Peace Institute
  • Nonprofit Executives Undoing Racism
  • Redhawk Native American Arts Council
  • Phillip Berry Associates
  • Race Forward
  • Syntrio
  • The Celeste Group

We want to hear from you

As we commit to educating ourselves and taking action, we equally commit to an open dialogue with our community. If you have ideas on how we can improve or more resources we can add, please let us know.

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