Innovative & Sustainable Ballet Outreach Projects In Africa
At Ballet Has Decided, we believe that by using the grace, beauty and perfection of ballet, we can inspire, empower and educate underprivileged young girls and spread the word that educating young girls can transform societies.
Our mission is to help these young disadvantaged and underprivileged girls to expand their horizons, explore their creativity and build the friendships, confidence and self-esteem to live a better life.
When girls are educated, they gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to break the cycle of poverty. An educated girl will marry later, have fewer and healthier children, and will earn more money that she can re-invest in her family and community.
Ballet Outreach & Social Development Projects In Africa
Ballet Has Decided has the experience and expertise to develop long-term strategic plans for the inclusive use of ballet as a tool for social development. Through our network of supporters, Ballet Has Decided also has the ability to put these strategic plans into action in the communities that are most in need.
Tasha Bertram MRBSoc. Senior Teacher and Examiner with the Russian Ballet Society.
Tasha’s career has been vivid and consistent, working as a soloist with La Compangnia Balletto Classico in Italy and dancing lead roles with The London City Ballet for ten years. Her roles have included Raymonda, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Paquita among others.
Her development as an artist led to a career in acting, film production and writing. She later founded her own band, ‘Winnet’; A joyous display of music incorporating Jazz, Portuguese Fado and Theatre.
Now a world wide freelance teacher and coach of classical ballet and character. She regularly teaches at Central School of Ballet in London, but often travels to Thailand, Italy and more recently to China, as guest teacher and choreographer for Jie Ballet in Chengdu. Tasha is also one of the judges for Expression Competition and is coach to students competing in the Asian Grand Prix.
Dr Aurora Martin, ‘Woman of the Year 2015’ in Romania for defending & promoting women’s rights.
Dr. Aurora Martin is an anti-discrimination and gender expert and Senior Advisor in International Relations within the Romanian Government and Parliament (on behalf of National Agency for Equal Opportunities, Ministery of Labour and Social Justice, and National Council for Combating Discrimination).
As a founding member of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership for Sustainable Development, member of World Association of NGOs (WANGO), she has addressed a diverse audience on Conflict Resolution, Human Security, Human Trafficking, Violence and Equal Opportunities.
She is Editor (in Chief) for several political science and human rights magazines and founded two magazines: RES Publica, focusing on equal opportunities and gender issues and ProDiversitate, on human rights and human security. Recently she became an US State Department Alumna in Sustaining Civic Participation in Minority Communities and experienced in training civil service representatives.
Dr Eno Maycock, Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and founder of SheCreatesAfrica
Dr Eno Maycock is a senior lecturer and is the CPD and External Programmes Co-ordinator within the School of Marketing and Management at Coventry University. She has designed and delivered a number of management programmes for Standard Guardian Group of companies which operates in 4 countries in Africa.
Dr Eno has also worked with former female students and women within the African region to set up SheCreatesAfrica, a social enterprise which brings the worlds of theory and practice closer through education and public engagement, to create sustainable businesses and enable women gain visibility and reach a wider audience.
Dr Eno’s experience with private and public sector clients in the UK includes UK Civil Service (DWP), Scarborough Borough Council, Highways Agency, Bank of Ireland, Emirates Airlines, The Nigerian Civil Service (MDG), The National University of Singapore, Scottish Police Authority, and National Trust for Scotland .
Rosy Nevard, Professional Dancer and co founder of Nova Grace Productions
Founded in 2015 by professional dancers Jenny Logan and Rosy Nevard, Nova Grace Productions has been a platform for all kinds of performances and a supporter of other dance outreach programmes in the UK and abroad.
Nova Grace Productions create and deliver dance performances and plays, creative dance workshops, discussions and conversations, to people all over the world with an educational and inclusive purpose.
We work on a mixture of independent and collaborative projects, developing partnerships with other like-minded people and organisations to deliver dance opportunities to those who may not otherwise experience dance.
Madyun Wilson, Professional Dancer, Choreographer and Equality Activist
Urban contemporary artist Madyun Wilson is a first generation Sudanese-American. With over 8 years as a professional dancer he has transcended himself into a creative movement artist and creative director who is currently based in France.
Madyun began his dance education when he was in high school at Milwaukee high school of the Arts. His scholarships include: Milwaukee Ballet in 2012. The Ailey School in 2014. Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2016. Boston Ballet School in 2016. Finally, La Manufacture Aurillac where he was a Student Professor de dans in classique technique.
Recently, Wilson became a registered artist under the RAW Artist Organization in January 2018 His journey in life growing up in America was very political. So of course that takes a lot of physical formation into Madyun’s creative work. He’s had many publications outlining his creative and political voice for his powerful cultural background.