Arts Mentorship Program and SB Dance Arts are devoted to promoting and developing access to dance education, working with like-minded organizations and individuals to promote equity in the arts, and operate with a spirit of inclusion.  We believe dance should be accessible and universally welcoming to all, regardless of race, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical or mental ability. We are committed to promoting change, starting with our culture, environment, policies, and programs.  We call on our staff, students, families, community partners, and fellow industry leaders to take this pledge work to identify blind spots in our industry and make a safe and welcoming space for all who visit. We invite you to join us in this journey by following the @inclusioncoalition and @sbdancearts on Instagram.

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” – Verna Myers tells Cleveland Bar