Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

March 29, 2016

Press Alert: Dance Magazine Talks with Dancer Kiara Felder

In the April 2016 issue, Dance Magazine talks with Atlanta Ballet company dancer Kiara Felder, former Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist and current PNB faculty member Kiyon Gaines, and Alonzo King LINES dancer Kara Wilkes about discrimination in the dance world and ways to overcome it. Click here to read the full article.

"Be considerate, ask questions and remain open to engaging in a dialogue about differences. 'You can't change the color your skin or the texture of your hair,' explains Atlanta Ballet dancer Kiara Felder, 'so I think it would help if the awareness of difference was greater. If someone came up to me and said, 'I realize that this is different for you' and asked how I felt about it, it would go a long way in making me feel comfortable and less fearful and anxious.'" - Dance Magazine, April 2016

Kiara Felder and Yoomi Kim in John Heginbotham's Angels' Share. Photo by Charlie McCullers.