PBT Then & Now: Documenting Diversity

To acknowledge the important role that Black artists have played in PBT’s history and to explore and document our own story of diversity, we will be embarking on PBT Then & Now: Documenting Diversity, an ongoing effort to spotlight Black excellence and continue to push PBT to become a more equitable place for all. Over the next year, we will be diving into our archives, examining our history and learning from the artists who were a part of PBT’s first 50 years and continue to propel us forward. Our goals for PBT Then & Now: Documenting Diversity are transparency and education, and we invite you to join us as we gain a greater understanding of our organization, our art form and our role in creating a more equitable future for ballet.

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Ying Li and Kip Sturm in George Balanchine’s Emeralds; 1996-97; Photo by Randy Choura.
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust