Tyde-Courtney Edwards is the Founding Director of Ballet After Dark– a dynamic organization that has provided creative and innovative ways for black youth and women of Baltimore, MD to reprocess, rebuild and reclaim relationships with their minds and bodies following trauma. Ballet After Dark provides survivors with trauma-informed dance therapy, socioemotional wellness strategies and fundamental financial literacy. To date, Ballet After Dark has provided resources to over 220 youth and women in Baltimore City. Tyde-Courtney was recently awarded both the grand prizes for the United Way Changemaker Challenge for Ballet After Dark and the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab for her most recent venture. B.A.D. Studios is a web and mobile based platform that encourages and empowers everyone to heal their minds and bodies with trauma informed dance therapy tutorials and videos. She recently led the Ballet After Dark Performance Ensemble to the national stage for an audition for America’s Got Talent.