ChoreograpHER Initiative

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 Citizens Bank Opera House. See ChoreograHER ONSTAGE at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Please help us to support and celebrate women artists by making a gift. We hope you will join us on this important journey to drive change for women in the dance world and beyond.

With Sincere Appreciation

The ChoreograpHER Initiative has been made possible by Lead Sponsors Amy and David Abrams, Marie and Mark Schwartz, and Elizabeth Yntema, along with a generous grant from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

The Company gratefully acknowledges the outstanding support of Barbara and Amos Hostetter in our commitment to amplifying diverse artistic voices.

ChoreograpHER Initiative Support and celebrate women artists