View a video introduction to Project Plié.
In September 2013, American Ballet Theatre announced the
formation of Project Plié, a comprehensive
initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation
in ballet and diversify America’s ballet companies.
Project Plié seeks to combine training and
support of ballet students from communities previously underrepresented
in American ballet companies with the creation of a nationwide
network of partner professional ballet companies who are
committed to diversity. In addition, Project Plié
will include a new partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs
of America to introduce participants to ballet and identify
children for future training.