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our values

The Rosin Box Project’s values support our vision. They shape our culture and our decision-making processes. Our values inform our strategies and align our board members, staff and volunteers, guiding us in how we serve our communities and what we want to contribute to the people of our contemporary world.

Serve and Center Community

Community well-being is at the heart of The Rosin Box Project. As a cultural institution and arts organization, The Rosin Box Project believes in its responsibility to deliver dance to San Diego and beyond. Through dance training and performances— in every way we can—we need to provide opportunities for all individuals to experience the transformative power of dance. 

We represent, uplift, and invest in community through our work, who we collaborate with, and where we perform. We push our limits and challenge our decisions and the ideas that have been laid before us. We innovate and explore to foster the social changes we want to see.

Reflect and Nurture

For The Rosin Box Project to thrive, we need to share a narrative that reflects the diversity of our community, and nurture our art form by nurturing our artists. It is not enough to just perform for our audiences; we must involve them and participate with them. Individuals must see themselves within our offices, our studios and classrooms and on our stages. 

We recognize the humanity of the artists, staff, collaborators, and audiences we engage and treat everyone with compassion and empathy. We lead by example to establish new paradigms that underscore artistic contributions. We invest in the people behind the work, and foster a safe space that supports the process with humility, transparency, and vulnerability. 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

We actively seek and embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We work to recognize and dismantle inequities and systemic oppression within our organization and influence positive change externally. We keep our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the forefront of our policies and practices.

Respect and Trust

We want our artists and audiences to thrive, take ownership of their place within “The Rosin Box”, and innovate in a brave and creative collective space. We listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully. We commit to engendering trust through consistency of leading with action, engaging authentically, and maintaining transparency. We actively seek to establish enduring partnerships, with shared values.

Innovate and Inspire

We use dance to transcend boundaries and forge deeper connections. We are curious about fresh possibilities and creating in ways that challenge and inspire. We act innovatively, encourage risk, and embrace change with confidence and courage. We reimagine how dance is experienced, uniquely and creatively. We seek to set new artistic standards, and bring a commitment to lifelong learning to our work.

Accountability and Sustainability

We nurture an organizational culture that embraces adaptability, aims for excellence, and doesn’t dwell on mistakes or make excuses. We accept responsibility for our actions, and work to repair harm done.

We seek out new and better ways of doing things, act accountably and understand the importance of balancing artistic risk with strategic and commercial outcomes. We are responsible and creative stewards of our resources to sustain a growing and efficient organization.


In line with the company’s vision, mission, and strategic plan, The Rosin Box Project is committed to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion within our organization and practices.

The Rosin Box Project aspires as an organization to reflect the diversity of the San Diego and Southern California region. We strive to create a space that values and celebrates the richness of our diverse community, ensuring equal opportunities for all individuals involved. 

Our policy outlines TRBP’s continued efforts to pursue, embrace, and enact change within our organization, industry, and society as a whole. Our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of our organization includes strategic plans and initiatives to evaluate current efforts, and ensure future growth.

Inclusive and Safe Environment:

  1. We provide a safe and supportive environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion and empathy. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of exclusionary behavior is not tolerated.

  2. TRBP seeks to engage students of all levels, interests and backgrounds, to foster a welcoming and healthy environment, and to educate the whole person, nurturing them into creative, confident and well-rounded individuals. 

  3. We share a narrative that reflects the diversity of our community, and encourage involvement, feedback, and conversation at all stages. 

  4. We recruit, hire and retain to reflect San Diego’s diverse and multicultural communities so that individuals see themselves within our offices, our studios and classrooms and on our stages.

Diversity and Representation:

  1. We embrace diversity and actively seek to foster a company that reflects the rich tapestry of our society. We strive to have diverse representation among our dancers, choreographers, instructors, staff, volunteers, and collaborators.

  2. We are committed to presenting a diverse repertoire that encompasses a variety of styles, perspectives, and cultural influences, showcasing the breadth and depth of contemporary ballet as an art form.

  3. We will also demonstrate our commitment to diversity through our financial activities, including account of IDEA-related expenditures and devoting resources to spotlight and elevate marginalized groups.

Equity and Fair Treatment:

  1. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees, staff, artists, volunteers, and collaborators, regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or cognitive abilities, socio-economic background, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  2. We promote fairness and inclusivity in our recruitment, casting, training, and promotion processes, ensuring that all decisions are based on merit, talent, and potential.

  3. We establish partnerships and collaborations with individuals and organizations that share our IDEA principals.

  4. We actively listen to and address concerns or complaints regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion, ensuring that individuals feel empowered to speak up and that appropriate actions are taken to resolve any issues.

Accessible and Accommodating Practices:

  1. We strive to remove barriers and provide reasonable accommodations to ensure the full participation and engagement of individuals with disabilities or different needs.

  2. We continuously review and improve our facilities, programs, and materials to ensure accessibility for all, including considering the use of assistive technologies and implementing accessible communication practices, and program modifications.



Education and Awareness:

  1. We are committed to ongoing education and awareness-building efforts for our artists, staff, leadership, and collaborators regarding equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion. We provide resources, workshops, and training opportunities to promote understanding, empathy, and respectful engagement.

  2. We actively engage with the broader community through outreach programs, partnerships, and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the arts.


Accountability and Evaluation:

  1. We regularly review and assess our policies, practices, and outcomes related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, seeking feedback from dancers, staff, collaborators, and the community.

  2. We hold ourselves accountable for upholding these principles and making continuous improvements to ensure that equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion remain at the core of our values and actions.


The Rosin Box Project is committed to creating an inclusive and empowering environment that nurtures artistic excellence, fosters creativity, and embraces the unique contributions of all individuals involved. We strive to be a leader in promoting equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion within the contemporary ballet community.

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