Dancers’ Union To San Francisco Ballet: We’re The Product, So Pay Us Like It

Alan Gordon, national executive director of AGMA: “Orchestras have always been paid better than opera singers or ballet dancers, and we think that’s wrong. People don’t go to the ballet to hear the orchestra. They go to the ballet to see the dancers. … We don’t want you to give less to anybody, but we don’t care what you give them because we want more.”