A message from our leadership
Dear Pioneer Valley Ballet community,
The events of the past few weeks have prompted the board of directors to come together and discuss our responsibility, as leaders of a community arts organization, to advocate for social justice and stand up against racism.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community and those engaged in the movement for racial justice. We commit to using our influence as dance educators and art makers to prioritize diversity, representation and inclusion at PVB, and to promote equity within the art form of ballet.
We remain devoted to being here, to listening, to learning and to providing a safe place for our dance community to do the same. We are eager to find new ways to promote inclusivity and accessibility in the historically privileged art of ballet.
We know that we must do more than articulate where we stand in this moment. Our next step is to establish a detailed, actionable plan of how to effect organizational change and become actively anti-racist in the studio, on the stage and out in the community. We, as always, remain open to your feedback and are appreciative of your thoughtful suggestions.
The Pioneer Valley Ballet Board of Directors
2019 - 2020 SEASON
“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.”
– Agnes de Mille –
At Pioneer Valley Ballet, we are cultivating an appreciation of dance on a regional level, and supporting our local arts community by training and educating the next generation of dancers and future arts leaders.
Opportunites for all Children
Through our Theatre and Classroom Outreach Experiences, Pioneer Valley Ballet provides opportunities for all children to experience the joys of movement and music in their everyday lives.