In the best interest of our dance community, EPIK provides the following statement:

EPIK was shocked and disheartened to hear of the recent arrest of and allegations about J Ivory Myers, a former EPIK Dance Company member. The incident reported was not related to any duties or locations as a member of EPIK Dance Company, however, EPIK has always been committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students and employees and will cooperate with law enforcement if asked.  Prior to his arrest, EPIK has never been made aware of any allegations involving Myers in any capacity. He had a current fingerprint clearance card on file and had passed a background check. Myers has not been a member of EPIK Dance Company for more than 18 months. In the spirit of transparency, EPIK acknowledges that he was recently scheduled to teach a class, which was immediately canceled upon learning of his arrest. He will no longer be involved with EPIK in any manner. We will continue to foster an inclusive environment with our students’ safety at the top of our priority list. If you or anyone you know may be a victim of abuse, please contact your local police or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673). With compassion, Sarah Kent and Luis Egurrola