Addressing Racialization in Ballet.

Friday February 4, 2022

All times are in EST

6:00 pm Opening/Welcome & Recap

6:15 pm Panel – Voices of Current Dancers: Changing Environment...or Not?
Moderator: Royce Zackery, Associate Professor, Howard University – Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.; Instructor of Ballet and collaborator of Community Engagement and Internships The Washington Ballet, The ARC Townhall Education and Recreation Center, and the Dance Institute of Washington

Portia Adams, Professional Ballet Dancer, Les ballet de Monte-Carlo
Nardia Boodoo, Dancer, The Washington Ballet
Livona Ellis, Dancer, Ballet BC
Siphesihle November, Principal Dancer, The National Ballet of Canada

7:00 pm Panel – The Role of Awareness and Cultural Competence in Teaching Ballet
Moderator: Lauri Fitz-Pegado
Ronald K. Alexander, Independent Arts Consultant, Dance Educator, and Choreographer
John Alleyne, Artistic Advisor, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Canada’s National Ballet School
Zane Booker, Founder and Artistic Director, Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative; Master Lecturer, The University of the Arts
Endalyn Taylor, Dean of Dance, School of Dance – University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Laurel Toto, Head of Junior School and Rehearsal Director for The Nutcracker, Canada's National Ballet School

7:45 pm Break

7:55 pm Panel – Why EDI is Good Business: Opportunities and Strategies (Administrative Perspectives)
Moderator: John Dalrymple, Executive Director, Canada’s National Ballet School
Rebecca Ferrell, Director of Programs, Dance/USA
Laveen Naidu, Director of Dance, The St. James
Alix Laurent, Executive Director, L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec
Gideon Arthurs, CEO, National Theatre School (Canada)

8:35 pm Closeout and Prep for Day 2

8:45 pm Adjourn

Saturday February 5, 2022

All times are in EST

10:00 am Opening/Welcome & Recap

10:25 am From Learning to Action: Tools and Resources to Make EDI Happen

10:30 am Theory of Change

11:30 am Evaluation & Monitoring

12:30 pm Break

12:45 pm Learning and Lexicon: EDI Fundamentals and Communications Strategies

1:45 pm Wrap Up & Closeout

2:00 pm Adjourn

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