Public Speaker/Lecturer

“The moment she enters a stage, you can see and feel that she understands ballet,She has this embodied knowledge. She loves ballet, and that gives her a clear authority within the field of ballet directors.”

~ Peggy Olislaegers
Artistic Consultant for Dutch National Ballet

Theresa Ruth Howard has been a sought-after speaker and lecturer since 2017. Her innovative work in the field of Diversity and Inclusion in Ballet and the Classical arts, combined with her roles as a journalist, scholar, and dance educator, allows her to make even the most complex issues accessible through compelling analogies, insightful analysis, and humor. Her style cuts through the noise, highlighting the nuances in challenging topics by infusing them with empathy and humanity. She consistently presents her life philosophy: “If you want the world to be a better place, be a better person in it,” and “If you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem!”