Dance and Diversity Backstage

Aug 8, 2010

Ebonie C. Pittman, Arts Program Associate for The Wallace Foundation, studies the recruitment, retention, and career and professional development of people of color in middle- and senior-level management positions in New York City-based dance companies.

"Diversity in the Back Office: A Must for Sustainability"

Publised in the Dance/USA Journal, Spring 2010

"Recruitment, Retention, and Development of People of Color in Middle and Senior Level Management Positions in New York City-Based Dance Companies"

Masters of Arts Thesis, Faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University, 2008

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Sub Categories

DIVERSITY: Leadership
DIVERSITY: Diversity and the Arts
DIVERSITY: Production
DIVERSITY: Board Leadership
DIVERSITY: African American / Black Community
DIVERSITY: Latino / Hispanic
DIVERSITY: Asian American
DIVERSITY: Administration
DIVERSITY: American Indian
DIVERSITY: Generations
DIVERSITY: Marketing
DIVERSITY: Development / Fundraising
DIVERSITY: Education
DIVERSITY: Audience Development
DIVERSITY: Socio-Economic Status
DIVERSITY: White/Caucasian