Ballet After Dark is an organization that provides concierge, ballet-based fitness services, athletic conditioning programs, open dance classes and most notably ‘Reprocess. Rebuild. Reclaim Your Life’- a ballet-based, self-care workshops to survivors of sexual and domestic assault in an environment that encourages celebration of self.
Based in Baltimore City, the program teaches principles of grace and flexibility often infusing traditional ballet fundamentals, cardiovascular exercise, self defense technique, mental health resources, empowering mantras and confidence building tools and meditation to cool down. The mission is to help others heal through various levels of trauma using elements of self care strategies focusing on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of care. With a tagline of, “Reprocess, Rebuild, Reclaim Your Life”, we strive to offer survivors an alternative method of healing following sexual and domestic assault.
Tyde-Courtney Edwards is the Founding Director of Ballet After Dark, a classically trained ballerina, art model and survivor of sexual assault. Born and raised in Baltimore City, she is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts and has over 20 years of dance training and experience. Trained in various styles of dance including classical and contemporary ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, tap and hip-hop, she conceptualized Ballet After Dark after struggling with recovery following her sexual assault. Tyde-Courtney has trained with Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Peabody
Conservatory, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey and other institutions while receiving training from local dance pioneers such as Anton Wilson and Stephanie Powell. She currently resides in Baltimore City.
Nathan Coakley, Sr.
Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Coakley is the Chief Financial Officer of Ballet After Dark, LLC. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he developed a passion for community engagement and youth work. After attending Hampton University on an athletic scholarship, Nathan moved to Baltimore, Maryland where his work in philanthropy began. In 2014, he co-founded Inner City Youth Athletics in Chicago, Illinois. He currently resides in Baltimore City. Nathan joined B.A.D. in 2017.
Adrielle Robinson, Intern
A Baltimore resident and former student of our Founding Director, Adrielle began her dance training in 2009 while attending Studio “A” in Randallstown owned by Adrienne Watson-Carver. There, she studied ballet, modern, jazz and hip hop dance styles. She attended New Town High School and was a member of their magnet dance company before attending North Carolina Central University and joining their Sound Machine Marching Band. She's currently residing in Baltimore where she'll continue her dance studies at Coppin State University. She currently has plans of pursuing a B.A. for dance so that she's able to instruct young dancers. She wants to use dance as a way to encourage others and to help them step out of their comfort zones.
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Ladies!!! I'ts finally here! We're bringing this unique healing service directly to you. We're gracefully being selfish with ourselves and we're elegantly glowing up! Join us for this online self-care workshop that encourages safe dialogue about issues plaguing women of color and other disenfranchised individuals. We focus on three elements of self care as we explore various ways to self-inspire and self-admire using ballet as a catalyst of movement.
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