Here at New English Ballet Theatre we have always had a focus on inclusion and diversity within our organisation, but we recognise that the dance world must have greater diversity to reflect, connect with and be truly representative of the society we live in. NEBT supports the movement to do more in our industry to address the existing imbalance and we will be taking a critical look at ourselves to see how we can further improve our practices.
We actively encourage dancers and choreographers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to apply to work with NEBT, and we are committed to achieving greater diversity across our board of trustees, our advisory board and management team.
From our perspective, one of the biggest issues in our sector is the lack of access to training, which is why we continuously endeavour to provide accessible and high calibre training to children from disadvantaged and underserved communities, and why we actively seek to work with numerous major vocational ballet schools who also strive to include a diverse range of talent in their graduating classes.
We adhere to an Equal Opportunities Policy and do not discriminate against ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Through our community work bringing dance to children from a wide range of backgrounds and giving movement workshops in care homes, we invite and inspire people of all ages and abilities through dance. We are committed to this and will continue to play an active part in the cultural change we all want to see.