Ballerina Vanessa Woods came up with the idea for Vitality Ballet when she was looking for a side hustle that involved making a meaningful impact through movement.
The founding principle of the organization is that no one is too old to learn to dance.
“I actually got the idea from my mom,” Woods said. “She’s an occupational therapist, and she works with older populations ... and I loved that idea. It immediately captured my imagination.”
For Woods, the major question was, “How could I create a dance program that would allow seniors to experience ballet?”