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34 | #ElizabethYntema - Dance Data Project

On our fourth episode in celebration of Women’s History Month your co-hosts Martheya and Azaria interview Elizabeth ‘Liza’ Yntema the President and Founder of the Dance Data Project® (DDP). In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about the influence of Liza’s family on her career, how questioning the dominant paradigm led to creating DDP, her non-traditional approach to creating a non-profit, ballet as a business, the philanthropy spending down approach, and advice for women leaders.


[0:29] Azaria and Martheya introduce Liza


[1:26]Azaria asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path and why you are so passionate about the Dance Data Project?”

[9:39]Azaria asks: “I was curious if you were interested in covering non-binary individuals?”

[11:56]Martheya asks: “Could you talk to our audience about some the finding your have published on women in leadership roles?”

[16:56]Martheya asks: “What do you think we can do as women in the dance field to help in making this change? In regards to women leadership and opportunities for women?”

[17:20]Martheya asks: “How would you suggest asking to get paid? ”

[19:22]Martheya asks: “How does your business function day to day?”

[22:40]Martheya asks: “Can you talk to us more about the date mining process?”

[25:04]Azaria asks: “How do you see your resources being used?”

[29:58]Azaria asks: “Do you think equity one day will be 50/50?”

[31:57] Martheyaasks: “Has social media had an impact on DDP?”

[35:19] Azariaasks: “Do you have any specific advice that helped you to get to where you are?”

[41:44] Liza asks: “What would you do if you were me? What could we do better? What do you think we’ve done well?”


[48:40] Azaria asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • “I come from a Yankee should only be in the media 3 times- when your born, when you're married, and when you die” “...use social media to get the message”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • None “Face to face”

#ElizabethYntema Recommended Resources

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