Creating a Dance World that Celebrates Unity.

Since 2018, the Dance Institute of Washington (DIW) has been on an extraordinary journey, dedicated to designing, piloting, refining, and exploring specific programs that drive forward equitable practices in the dance industry worldwide. Building on our commitment to inclusivity and access to the transformative power of dance, we have expanded our reach beyond borders, establishing partnerships with dance schools and educators in various countries such as Guatemala, Canada, Ecuador, Uganda, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

Through these strategic collaborations, we aim to bridge cultures and eliminate barriers that have historically hindered the growth and representation of diverse voices in the dance world. By sharing our expertise, empowering local talent, and cultivating global connections, we envision a future where every dancer, regardless of their background or geographical location, has the opportunity to shine on the international stage.

Our journey toward equity, representation, and inclusivity knows no bounds, and we are excited to continue exploring innovative ways to promote diversity, respect, and understanding through dance. With each step forward, we aim to create a more vibrant and harmonious dance community that embraces the richness of our global tapestry. Together, we can create a dance world that celebrates unity, elevates every artist’s unique voice, and moves towards a brighter, more equitable future.