11 DECEMBER 2017 / The SNF supports the Project Plié, the American Ballet Theatre’s diversity & inclusion initiative



In 2013, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) launched Project Plié to expand its diversity and inclusion efforts, while also raising awareness of the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the classical ballet community. Through targeted efforts, ABT provides scholarships, training and internship opportunities to young dancers, teachers and arts administrators of color.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is a proud supporter of the Project Plié program.

The mission of American Ballet Theatre is to create, to present, to preserve, and to extend the great repertoire of classical dancing, through exciting performances and educational programming of the highest quality, presented to the widest possible audience.