The Black Iris Project's mission is threefold:
Create original ballets and arts education curriculums that directly address and celebrate diversity;
Provide a performance platform for Black artists to collaborate and share their personal stories with their respective communities;
And provide ballet training to the Black community as a means of developing structure, focus and discipline through teamwork.
WE ARE THE BLACK IRIS PROJECT
By harnessing the Black community's inherent creative spirit, The Black Iris Project will encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and means for collective healing, as well as educating audiences about how Black history relates to the modern Black journey.
( pic. Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre)