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Bolshoi Blackface Scandal

A viral photo of two young dancers in full blackface has shocked the dance world and started an international conversation about diversity in dance. The two Russian ballerinas at the center of the scandal recently shared an Instagram post of them in head-to-toe blackface prior to a performance of Bolshoi’s La Bayadere. Unfortunately, this situation […]

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Abuse in Dance

Warning: This Post May Be Triggering for Some Readers *Words have been redacted from this statement  ** Names have been altered in this statement “To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more beautiful, more powerful” – Agnes De Mille. These were words that I lived by. These words were featured in my public […]

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Black in Dance

My swollen feet found temporary comfort as they pressed against the cold floor. Here, in the place where I felt most safe, I learned that my race was a hindrance to my dreams. I stood there exhausted, wishing I was in a nightmare, rather than in the midst of a brutal confrontation with reality. There […]

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