ChoreograpHER Initiative

Boston Ballet dancers including Kathleen Breen Combes, Lia Cirio, and Misa Kuranaga.  Photo by Brooke Trisolini

Photo credit: Brook Trisolini

Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER Initiative establishes a model for female students and professional dancers to develop choreographic skills and invests in new, innovative works by female artists. It has three main pillars:

In the classroom: Boston Ballet School will offer the Choreographic Project, a series of choreographic workshops targeting Boston Ballet female dance students for an opportunity to create, rehearse, and present a piece of choreography with their peers, currently scheduled in 2019, 2021, and 2023.

In the studio: Scheduled annually through 2020, Boston Ballet will present BB@home: ChoreograpHER, a program dedicated to amplifying the voices of emerging female choreographers.

On stage: Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen is planning a program dedicated to female artists in creative fields including choreography, music, design, and visual art for the 2020–2021 season as part of a larger commitment to presenting works by female choreographers on the main stage at the Boston Opera House.


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ChoreograpHER Initiative

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Boston Ballet Announces The Choreographer Initiative

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Boston Ballet Project Aims to lift women choreographers

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The audience connection to the art is what truly brings it to life.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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