The legendary choreographer George Balanchine once said, “ballet is woman,” and that seems to be the case, considering the scarcity of boys aspiring to become ballet dancers compared to the legions of girls. But of the girls who grow up to become top dancers, few have actually graduated into the upper levels of leadership.
Ballet’s Glass Ceiling
Right now, the biggest ballet companies in the U.S. are run by men -- with one exception: Miami City Ballet, where Lourdes Lopez is wrapping up her first season as head of the company.
“On stage, the female dancer is the main focal point, but once we step off the stage we don’t maintain that,” said Lopez...read more