Race Across America: An Audition Tour Showed Me What Ballet Could Learn from the Art World – Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet

“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  

Pointe Magazine: What to Watch: Misty Copeland and Ingrid Silva Push Pointe Shoe Brands Toward Inclusivity on “The Today Show”

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.”