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Microagressions and Diversity in Ballet

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Sydnee ♀️💕

Okay if you are not familiar with the lack of darkskin ballerinas in the ballet industry.... WHERE HAVE YOU BEEEENNNN. Even if your not in either categories I'd love to share my experiences with microoagression and unfair situations.

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Line

Yes. There is unfortunately still not a lot of diversity in the ballet industry.  Please share your experiences. 

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Redbookish

Welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers, Sydnee. We're glad you found us. 

There's actually a lot of knowledge and experience here from and about ballet dancers and students of ballet from all ethnicities. There's a long-running and very important thread here:

Diversity: African Americans in Ballet

which includes knowledge and experience from dancers (and dance students) of colour, discussing the specific challenges and sharing strategies for change. You may be interested to read this and other threads and add your first-hand experience.

You could also click on the button at the top of this page to take you to our sister website, Ballet Alert, where there are many discussions about diversity in dance internationally.

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Momof3darlings

Yes, welcome.  Our membership has many dancers of color in all ethnicities!   We also have been discussing this issue for many years.  We hope that you will join us and share your experiences.  So in answer to your question...."where have YOU been?"  And glad you are here!

Please take some time to read through the thread that Moderator Redbookish has linked to above, as well as these others.  Just to start, there are others as well.  

Diversity: Minorities in Ballet

Radical Reimaging of Ballet

Careers: Minorities

Minority Role models in Ballet

Challenges for Dancers of Color

Tights Colors

Tucking Under

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