Making Ice Cream Sundaes with American Ballet Theatre Soloist Skylar Brandt

We asked American Ballet Theatre soloist Skylar Brandt to share a recipe she's been making while sheltering in place during the pandemic. She invited us inside (digitally) to watch her make an epic ice cream sundae.

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Op-Ed: Where is Your Outrage? Where is Your Support?

For the last five years the dance world, and specifically the ballet world, has been enrolled in the mission to understand and implement diversity, equity and inclusion into the field at all levels. A great deal of funding has been allocated towards efforts of education and training, consultants have been hired, conferences and seminars attended.

I myself am a part of a three-year initiative, The Equity Project, which is a learning cohort of 21 ballet companies to increase the presence of Blacks in ballet. And in many ways there has been progress made. With raised awareness, core values and mission statements have been amended to reflect these aspirations; recruitment has made pipelines browner; there are more brown dancers on stages. We are not there yet, but certainly there has been progress.

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