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

Panelists:
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
Panelists: 
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
Speakers: 
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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