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Dance Data Project's Latest Report Includes Some Stunning Numbers

Since 2015, Dance Data Project® has become a reliable source for hard numbers backing up conversations on gender inequity in ballet. Today it came out with an Artistic and Executive Leadership Report detailing the gender distribution among directors at the largest 100 ballet companies, as well as the pay gap between male and female leaders. […]

What This Job Posting Tells Us About the Future of NYCB

Update: The full job description has been posted here. Ever since Peter Martins retired from New York City Ballet this January amid an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse allegations, we’ve been speculating about who might take his place—and how the role of ballet master in chief might be transformed. Until now, we’ve only known […]

#DancersToo: Is The Dance World Ready To Address Sexual Harassment?​

When an anonymous letter accused former New York City Ballet leader Peter Martins of sexual harassment last year, it felt like what had long been an open secret—the prevalence of harassment in the dance world—was finally coming to the surface. But the momentum of the #MeToo movement, at least in dance, has since died down. […]

Peter Martins Has Retired from NYCB Amidst Misconduct Allegations

Yesterday evening, Peter Martins announced his immediate retirement as New York City Ballet’s ballet master in chief through a letter to the company’s board. He had been solely in charge of the company’s artistic direction since 1989 and the School of American Ballet’s chairman of faculty since 1983. Since December 7, Martins had been on […]