Wildwood Ballet, housed at Wildwood Church, is committed to sharing the art of dance in our community. Beginning with a dance school where multiple dance disciplines in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and modern are taught to over 200 students weekly, Wildwood Ballet also has a dance company, whose mission is to take dance to young girls and needy women in our community,
Robin Stuyverson, Director of Wildwood Ballet, who received certification in American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum, also partners with ABT’s Project Plié campaign with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Misty Copeland, Project Plié spokesperson and principal dancer with ABT, found her start with her local Boys and Girls Club and the rest is history! In working with the Project Plié initiative, Robin now teaches weekly classes at Nims Middle School. Their hope is to offer dance scholarships to young people in the Boys and Girls Clubs who desire to study ballet.
In addition to Project Plié, Wildwood Ballet is committed to take dance to needy women in our community. Since 2014, Robin has facilitated a monthly time of creative movement and reflection through art to women at Chelsea House, a ministry of Good Samaritan Network and local transitional home for homeless women. Because of this, Wildwood Ballet is creating a community initiative entitled The Hidden Art Project where art and movement will be offered to homeless women during weekday day time hours.