ATTN: Aspiring Female Choreographers
There seems to be an endless conversation in the dance world about the lack of female choreographers. We look at the historical gender gaps, lament the perennial imbalances and argue about the reasons.
But it’s not all bad news: Some people are actively trying to make a change. One is Ellenore Scott, a “So You Think You Can Dance” All-Star and artistic director of ELSCO Dance. Last year, she founded The Breaking Glass Project to provide emerging female choreographers ages 18–30 with arts administration assistance, industry contacts, performance opportunities and, most importantly, mentorships under talented artists like Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown and Rhapsody James.
This year, the program is expanding, presenting the participants’ works at showcases in both New York City and Los Angeles. If you’re interested in applying, get your reel together ASAP: Scott is accepting applications until June 1.
P.S. Check out Dance Magazine‘s list of current female choreographers. I can’t wait to see it grow even longer.