studio 360 Performing Arts was founded on the belief that all people have inherent worth and dignity. As an organization, we denounce the harm that centuries of structural racism has wrought on black communities, families, and individuals. We will not stand silent at this moment of national reckoning.
studio 360 Performing Arts believes Black Lives Matter.
At studio 360, we have always believed that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We stand in opposition to the historically exclusionary culture of dance education, and believe that quality dance education should be available to students of every ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic background. At studio 360, dancers will not be discriminated against for their age, gender, ethnic identity, race, or socioeconomic background.
We remain steadfast in our goal of making dance equitable and available to all. We are committed to cultivating an atmosphere where all students feel valued and empowered.
At studio 360, we are committed to fostering classroom spaces that reflect the diversity of the city where we live, and we believe that starts with our faculty and staff. Our instructors are all women of different ethnicities. This matters to us, because it models identity and belonging in a place that has long excluded dancers of diverse backgrounds.
Diversity has been a founding value of studio 360 Performing Arts. There is no room here for hate or discrimination. We believe that our differences are what make us better—as teachers, as dancers, and and as people. studio 360 remains committed to working toward a more equitable future both in the world of dance and beyond.
At studio 360, we will continue doing what we do best: telling stories through dance, weaving a tapestry of movement that celebrates both what makes us different and the common threads uniting us all.
This is who we have always been and who we will proudly continue to be.
- The studio 360 Board of Directors