I was inspired to create Black Girls Dance® because of the need to give female dancers of color, who are often times overlooked, an opportunity to perform. My career as a professional dancer lasted for 18 glorious years, but when I returned to my hometown of Chicago, I discovered so many talented dancers were forced to work "regular" jobs because they weren't given the opportunity to dance in concert dance companies or musicals. I believe all dancers train and study their craft with dedication and commitment knowing the pool of full time employment is scarce some never land their dream job and it's simply not fair.
- Erin Barnett, Founder of Black Girls Dance®
Not only will Black Girls Dance® cultivate, empower, and support women in pursuing their dream of performing, but we will also grant monetary scholarships to pre-professionals so they can train at the studio or institution of their choice!
Your support will enable us cultivate, support,
and empower dancers of color
Thank you for making a difference!