“The audience still feels too elitist to me in some of these houses,” Benjamin told WWD. “People are afraid of coming to this theater. My vision essentially is to widen the audience, make ballet interesting to people that normally wouldn’t be interested in it — younger and more diverse also. Ballet should reflect our society and in order to make the audience more diverse, the company also has to be more diverse. So yes, that’s something I would love to achieve here, and globally.”
FYI: Natalie is wearing a Dior Haute Couture dress, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and De Grisogono jewelry.