“You deserve to live fully in the world in the body that you have now.”, NPR
“We all have work to do. As a decision-maker, influencer and leader in the ballet world, I have work to do. Putting a black dancer on a poster and creating a racial equity statement is not enough. Recognizing I can affect change is an essential first step. Listening to others is the second.” Dance Magazine, March 2019
Gaynor Minden makes moves toward inclusivity. “Copeland points out that buying shoes that come in only one color–”European pink”–says so much about ballet’s historical lack of diversity, and sends an underlying message to young dancers. Radford highlights Gaynor Minden as the first company to debut shoes in shades of brown, thanks to its founder Eliza Gaynor Minden’s steadfast commitment to inclusivity.”
“Perfectionism has been linked to depression, anxiety, anorexia, bulimia and suicide. Dancers often suffer from these illnesses and there is sadly not enough help provided by the industry.” Medium.com
Why Are We Still So Bad at Addressing Dancers’ Mental Health? July 2017.
Dance Magazine: “Ratmansky Just Said There’s ‘No Such Thing as Equality in Ballet’ And he’s ‘Very Comfortable with that’”. October, 2017.