Cultivating Better Tomorrows began as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting company for the dance community.
After presenting our anti-racism training to this community, word began to spread about our learning model that
provides a safe place for self-reflection and knowledge building. We have expanded our model so that it can be
customized to any business industry.
To advance positive change in learning and working environments.
Learning and working environments become places where everyone can thrive.
Erica Lynette Edwards is an accomplished consultant and public speaker who champions change to advance the art of dance. With diversity, equity, and inclusion as the core foundation of her work, she transforms visions into reality. After a rewarding 15-year career as a ballerina at The Joffrey Ballet and five years as the Director of Community Engagement, she founded Cultivating Better Tomorrows. Through this consulting company Erica reshapes the dynamics of dance communities to produce environments where all students can thrive. Highly skilled in delivering consistent success and effective change, she is passionate about facilitating results driven conversations and workshops focused on reflection and knowledge building. Her visionary leadership has earned her many honors and opportunities, including speaking on national panels, giving a TEDx talk, and being selected as a member of Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40.”
Mauro Villanueva is a dance educator and director of Joffrey Texas. Through his 16 years of experiences as a professional dancer and 8 years in dance education, Mauro realized that more could be done to improve the daily experience that students have in their studios. In support of his colleague Erica Lynette Edwards, Mauro has committed to organizing and developing client relationships for
Cultivating Better Tomorrows.
Kenny Borchard is an alumni of Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of Arizona. As an educator, Mr. Borchard has taught on the faculty of Broadway Dance Center's Children and Teen Program and is the Director of Joffrey Texas. Kenny is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and leads the technical aspects of Cultivating Better Tomorrows.
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