Joffrey Academy Of Dance Creates Committee For Parents Of Color To Bridge Diversity Gap

Student Dance Competition Photo Essay
Young ballet dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Ill., on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Chicago is one of the 12 cities in North America selecting dancers who will compete in New York in April. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) / Associated Press
Student Dance Competition Photo Essay
Young ballet dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Ill., on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. Chicago is one of the 12 cities in North America selecting dancers who will compete in New York in April. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) / Associated Press

Joffrey Academy Of Dance Creates Committee For Parents Of Color To Bridge Diversity Gap

How do you diversify the world of dance? The Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago is trying to do it by reaching out to communities of color — specifically parents.

Reset learns more about the Joffrey’s BIPOC parent committee and other efforts to make sure the academy is welcoming for all.

GUESTS: Monique Jones, Joffrey Academy committee for parents of color

Brielle Jones, student at Joffrey Academy of Dance

Keesha Beckford, youth division liaison at the Joffrey Academy