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Turning Pain into Power: Dance Therapy for Trauma Survivors

Tyde Edwards

Heartscape with Cari K. is shining the spotlight on local heroes and entrepreneurs who are striving to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

(WEAA) —“I never imagined that my pain would evolve into something powerful…” 

Baltimore native Tyde Edwards is a sexual assault survivor and the founder of Ballet After Dark, a wellness program that provides holistic dance therapy to survivors of stalking, sexual and intimate partner violence. 

 As a result of recognizing the lack of prevention and recovery services for Black women in Baltimore, Edwards, a trained ballerina created the alternative therapeutic platform.

Ballet After Dark , located on N. Liberty Street, offers a variety of dance therapy and self defense classes as well as community workshops to empower women and youth. 

Click the audio to hear Tyde’s story: