Michigan Youth Uses Online Ballet Classes to Increase Diversity, Accessibility

Excerpt: SoEun “Sonya” Park, was fed up with watching economic and racial barriers hold back dancers who shared her passion for ballet. But it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic set in that she was able to take action. In June last year, the junior at Troy’s International Academy East used the time she had in isolation to establish her own ballet group, Stairway for Ballet, with a goal to make the dance genre more accessible to fellow residents.

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