July 25, 2011
After School Matters 20th Anniversary celebration began with a public kick-off event on Wednesday, June 29 on Daley Plaza. The lunchtime festivities included a short… More ›
By: Theresa Ruth Howard
So far, the fervor to create diversity in ballet has primarily focused on dancers. Less attention has been paid to the work that they’ll encounter once they arrive.Yet the cultivation of ballet choreographers of color (specifically black choreographers) through traditional pathways of choreographic training grounds remains virtually impossible. Luis Vazquez, who began dancing in Joffrey’s community engagement program, After School Matters, was chosen as a 2018 Winner, coming full circle.