A piece on the dearth of female choreographers in ballet by Carrie Seidman in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
From the outset, a female's experience in the ballet world is very different from a male's. In America, young female dancers outnumber males by at least 10 to one. From the moment they enter a studio, boys face less competition, are offered greater opportunity and enjoy a sense of empowerment over their careers and choices. In classical ballets, their work load is typically lighter too. (There are no male swans.)