Houston Ballet is dedicated to creating meaningful change by cultivating a space that honors what is unique in all of us. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) are instrumental in the fulfillment of our mission and values. We recognize our responsibility to be an inclusive and open organization for students, artists, staff, trustees, and volunteers of all backgrounds.
Join us, together we are Houston Ballet.
The soul of our art resides within our creativity and willingness to continue being brave in creating a new world for ballet. We believe what we do through our art will change hearts and lives.
At Houston Ballet, IDEA means upholding these principles:
builds a sense of belonging, giving value to every individual voice by encouraging open participation and collaboration.
is embracing and encouraging the differences of everyone and constantly looking to make sure that all diverse individuals are represented in all aspects of our organization.
is impartial. It provides the structure to create and support equal opportunities for all.
is removing barriers and investing time, effort and resources to give all individuals the tools to succeed.
As we strive for excellence, we acknowledge the relationship between each of these principles. Houston Ballet is only as strong as its people and each of us must commit to making the community inside our organization reflect who we are – both as citizens of Houston and of the world.
Through our commitment to IDEA, each of us must pledge to:
- Unite our strengths by honoring our differences.
- Dignify, respect and uphold a sense of belonging to all.
- Actively challenge the existence of barriers both onstage and off.
We are dedicated to creating meaningful change in the world of classical ballet. By embodying the principles of IDEA, our goal is to create a space for all to have a voice and be valued. Building our organization around IDEA is our ongoing commitment.