BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour.
This directory is for BIPOC health professionals who support dance health and for BIPOC dancers looking for support.
The intention of the directory is to provide a resource for BIPOC dancers and performing artists to find a support system that will address and validate their unique needs. Content generated here will educate about work in Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias and improving and eventually dismantling the health inequities that exist in dance medicine and allied dance health services.
A directory of BIPOC Dance Health Practitioners and Experts is needed to make it known that we do in fact exist and are available to support BIPOC Dancers and Performing Artists worldwide.
This directory and the BIPOC Dance Health content, is currently being led by Blessyl Buan, a chiropractor and dance artist based in Toronto who noticed that diversity in dance health is lacking.
The Benefits of Joining the Directory:
Get Featured in this resource and social media platforms that can be accessed worldwide to connect you to BIPOC dance artists that need your talent.
Be an active part of the solution to boost representation in dance health research, education, access to services that includes a diverse population of people and dance styles.
Connect With Community.
Create awareness that BIPOC Dance Health Experts and gaps in servicing diverse dance backgrounds exist.