GrahamGatherings: In conversation with Kathryn Roszak
Living the Change: Revolution/Evolution of Women Leaders in Dance

Selected Resources

Dance Data Project 

Dance Data Project promotes gender equity in the dance industry, including but not limited to ballet companies, by providing a metrics based analysis. At their website, you can find many resources and reports such as Artistic and Executive Leadership reports and an index of women leading in creative and administrative roles. 


“Women Transforming Twenty-first Century Ballet” by Alastair Macaulay 

This essay discusses and highlights the recent progress of women leaders in ballet. 


La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern by Lynn Garafola 

This book is the first biography of twentieth-century ballet’s premier female choreographer. It sheds light on how many forgotten artists are women, while examining the sexism and barriers that women choreographers still confront to this day. 


“Do Men Still Rule Ballet? Let Us Count the Ways.” in the NYTimes by Margaret Fuhrer 

This NYTimes Article discusses the Dance Data Project and interviews the women founder, Elizabeth B. Yntema.


Where She Danced by Elizabeth Kendall

Where She Danced is the story of two generations of American dancers and what gave them the courage, the insight, the fool hardiness to say they had found a new art form.


Stepping Left by Ellen Graff

In Stepping Left, Ellen Graff unveils the radical roots of modern dance and explores the relationship between the modern dance movement and leftist political activism in this period. 


Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans

In Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet, Jennifer Homans traces the evolution of technique, choreography, and performance in clean, clear prose, drawing readers into the intricacies of the art with vivid descriptions of dances and the artists who made them. 

The website of Danse Lumière and Artistic Director, Kathryn Roszak.