Dancers and Sexual Assault - An Opportunity To Speak Up

Over the last few months, more and more horrifying reports of sexual assault have been surfacing from all over the country - from TV, Hollywood and beyond.

Our hearts go out to all of those who have had traumatic experiences, and though we sincerely hope that you have not been affected in any way, the unfortunate reality of our industry is that some of our dear readers may be victims.

Dance Magazine has created a survey you can use to report an experience you may have had. Follow this link to fill out their online form here.

Your voice is important, dear dancer. If you are comfortable, please speak up - you are not alone. Here are some other resources for you:

National Sexual Assault Helpline
1 (800) 656-4673

RAINN (National Anti-Sexual Violence Association)

Safe Horizon

About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.