The Black Iris Project
The Black Iris Projectblackirisproject.org
Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black IrisProject is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and Blackhistory. Based in New York City, the project hosts a team of predominantly minority artists capable of delivering cross-discipline and wholly original works. Championing individuality, the collaborative harnesses the Black community’s inherent creative spirit to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and a means for collective healing.
In its inaugural year, The Black IrisProject has been awarded funding from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New Music USA and CUNY Dance Initiative, with additional support from the Harlem School of the Arts, Nude Barre & Shea Moisture.