We're proud to be delivering Safe to Be Me® to young people across Scotland. 

This innovative programme uses dance to introduce topics such as racism, homophobia, bigotry, ableism, and transphobia. Delivered in line with key Scottish Government targets to address these areas, the project engages with young people to explore themes that include identity, respect, acceptance, family diversity, and LGBTQ+ communities.

Scottish Ballet started this exploration with young people in primary schools in Glasgow and Perth in 2018. Since then this programme has evolved in various exciting ways, touring to Highland schools in Fort William, Inverness, and Aviemore dancing with over 1400 young people.

In 2021, we brought Safe to Be Me® to a digital platform engaging over 2000 young people through dance workshops, inspiring talks from dance professionals, film projects and a poetry challenge – all addressing the core Safe to Be Me™ themes.

This jam-packed project uses dance to facilitate conversations around identity and respect and creates a safe space for young people to express themselves. We are excited to continue to evolve Safe to Be Me® and dance with even more young people in the future.

To find out more about how your school can be involved in the programme, please contact safetobeme@scottishballet.co.uk.


‘We learned about how people can be different and nobody is the same, and it’s okay to be different’

Primary 6 pupil

‘The whole experience has been absolutely amazing, and I think it will have a massive lasting impact on the class. The results were beautiful and effective’

Teacher involved with the workshop

Safe to Be Me® is supported by

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Thank you to an anonymous patron who has recently supported Safe to Be Me®.