Interviews From Another Zero: New-York based, San Diego-born artist Jeremy McQueen Debuts The Black Iris Project

The Emmy® award-winning ballet collaborative will premiere two original ballets: WILD and A Mother's Rite at the Balboa Theatre on February 8th. The company will also host a free Master Class on February 6th in collaboration with California Ballet

We had a wonderful conversation with Black Iris Project Founder, Jeremy McQueen who is having a company debut in San Diego with two great pieces.

In the interview below, Jeremy shared how there should be holistic diversity in order for a community to feel appreciated, accepted and that their voices are valued.

Part of the Black Iris Project´s mission is to make ballet look like what the rest of the country looks like, diverse and rich in color and flavor not only within the dancers but with the whole team from designers, techs, etc.

The company in collaboration with California Ballet will also host a free masterclass on Monday, February 6th for intermediate to advanced high school dancers between the ages of 14-18. For more information on how to sign up please click HERE.

Jeremy donated 500 tickets to high schools in southeast San Diego to enjoy the show on February 8th. There will be a 30-minute Q&A session after the performance as well.

Watch the interview below and learn more about Jeremy's journey, Black Iris Project, and details about WILD and A Mother's Rite. 

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