April 5, 2016
CHICAGO – A new, privately held organization, Chicago Beyond, launched today and announced their commitment to support After School Matters with the goal of improving… 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.