Diversifying Ballet Faculties, the “SYTYCD” Legacy, and Gabe Stone Shayer

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Links referenced in/relevant to episode 52:

-South China Morning Post story on the Hong Kong dancers who quit a performance over national security law fears: https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3122466/cold-feet-eight-hong-kong-dance-company-quit-performance
-InStyle feature on Atlanta’s Black creative talent: https://www.instyle.com/news/atlanta-creative-class
-Theresa Ruth Howard’s Dance Magazine piece on diversifying ballet faculties: https://www.dancemagazine.com/what-makes-it-so-difficult-to-diversify-ballet-faculties-2650514881.html
-Howard’s previous article about tokenism vs. representation: https://www.dancemagazine.com/tokenism-vs-representation-2650025235.html
-Suvi Honkanen’s Pointe essay about ballet’s emotional toll: https://www.pointemagazine.com/ballet-and-emotional-demands-2650701933.html
-TVLine’s “So You Think You Can Dance” reporting: https://tvline.com/2021/02/16/so-you-think-you-can-dance-2021-season-17-sytycd/
-Gabe Stone Shayer’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/gabestoneshayer/
-Shayer’s “Runnin'” video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA2j_sFgC2k/