people first always
We recognize the humanity of our artists, staff, and collaborators and treat everyone with compassion and empathy, honoring everyone’s mental, physical, and spiritual needs above all else.
diversity, equity, and inclusion
We actively seek out and embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We work to recognize and dismantle inequities and systemic oppression within our organization and in the dance field. We keep our commitment to accessibility and inclusivity at the forefront of our policies and practices.
trust and respect
We want our artists to thrive, take ownership of their place within Whim W’Him, and innovate in a brave and creative space. We listen attentively, speak candidly, and treat others respectfully, always assuming positive intent.
gratitude and humility
We share space with honesty, transparency, and vulnerability. We value the efforts of others and show appreciation, support, and kindness. We practice humility in our relationships.
We are curious about fresh possibilities and embrace risk, creating new works that challenge and inspire. We bring a commitment to lifelong learning to our work.
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. We innovate and explore to foster the social changes we want to see.
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, work to repair harm done, and don’t blame others.
We are responsible and creative stewards of our resources.