Ballet After Dark provides a variety of trauma-informed care, holistic resources and somatic interventions to black youth and women impacted by various levels of trauma and violence in Baltimore City. Our mission is to provide somatic interventions, trauma-informed care, dance therapy and other holistic methods to encourage survivors of various levels of violence to heal their bodies using movement. Ballet After Dark (BAD) helps survivors reprocess, rebuild and reclaim their lives following sexual and domestic trauma. Our goal is to create a community of survivors. We believe that Community is the most impactful asset to healing and the greatest threat to an abuser. Survivors that participate in our cohorts receive trauma-informed dance classes, mental health therapy, financial literacy workshops, self-defense workshops and advocacy training.