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Dance Data Project ® Ranks Cincinnati Ballet 2nd in Gender Equity Index

March 08th, 2023

“At Cincinnati Ballet, equity remains core to our beliefs and mission.”

– Scott altman, president and ceo of cincinnati ballet

Gender equity index

The Dance Data Project® (DDP) has announced the results from the first-ever Gender Equity Index (GEI) for the U.S. dance industry. This index is designed to assess how dance companies measure up in terms of commissioning female creators, promoting women to leadership positions, and fostering a transparent and accountable culture through the completion of DDP’s GEI Survey. 

Overall Rankings from Dance Data Project’s Gender Equality Index. 2023.

After careful evaluation, DDP has ranked the Largest 50 U.S. ballet companies based on their equity score. Among these companies, Cincinnati Ballet ranks 2nd highest in terms of gender equity. 

At Cincinnati Ballet, we strive to ensure that all individuals have equal access to opportunities regardless of gender identity or expression. We are very proud of our ranking in this report and view it as a testament to our commitment to creating a workplace environment that is both equitable and inclusive.

“I am very proud of this important work that our team continues to prioritize. At Cincinnati Ballet, equity remains core to our beliefs and mission. I look forward to the opportunity to continue elevating this initiative.” says Scott Altman, the President and CEO of Cincinnati Ballet.

(from left to right) Nikita Boris, Sirui Liu, and Melissa Gelfin De-Poli | Photography by Rachel Neville

The companies that fall in the Exceptional category, termed this year as the Equitable Eleven, include those with scores over 50%. This grouping distinguishes those companies providing more opportunities for women, thus making advances to become equitable organizations. 

Dance Data Project® believes that by providing clear data-driven evidence on gender equity within US ballet companies, they can create positive change throughout the entire industry. We encourage other organizations to join our effort in striving towards true equality within dance and celebrate this success as an example for others to follow.

For more information: https://www.dancedataproject.com/gender-equity-index/

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