Nine-year-old Namine Eiche may be in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop her from being a ballet dancer.
That’s thanks to Tour de Force, a partnership between Milwaukee Ballet and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin that’s been providing ballet classes to children with disabilities since 2014.
Just last year, the opportunity was opened up to children in wheelchairs through the “Glissade” class, very appropriately named since “glissade” is the French word for “glide.”
On wheelchair ballet
The Journal Sentinel wrote about Namine in the Milwaukee Ballet’s Tour de Force!