It has been my joy and pleasure to help Anastasis Ballet Company grow their ministry by adding the Radiance School of Ballet. Anastasis started five years ago with a desire to use their God-given talents to glorify God through ballet performances.
I first saw Anastasis at a benefit for a battered women’s shelter. I was told they wanted to glorify God through their artistry and wondered how ballet could glorify God? After that performance .... I saw how they could do just that.
After meeting with The Barnabas Group members, Anastasis began to understand they needed to grow their ministry through more performances and also through a new ballet school. It has been fun to work with the founder, Rachel Gustafson, to design an awesomely beautiful new school.
I was interested in helping with the school because of their professionalism and their fundamental desire to provide a school that teaches young girls that God cares about the inside as well as presenting a beautiful performance.
I have gotten to know all the company dancers from Anastasis during this project. We have painted, hammered, cleaned and sweat together. I have seen them practice and teach classes. Each woman is a amazing Christ follower. I would be excited to have my granddaughter know and model her life after them.
In the last few years other priorities have taken me away from my professional career in interior design, so this was a welcome opportunity to use my God-given talents for a ministry. Yes, we worked hard to get the studio ready for the “Open House” on October 5, 2014, but such a joy it was to see the finished project and watch classes start!
God has been with us and we are all excited about the future of Radiance School of Ballet. The name says it all. We hope each girl who attends realizes that when you look to the Lord, you find a inner beauty that is “Radiant”.
Classes have started and we invite all those who are interested in ballet or tap, both girls and women, to check them out.
Radiance School of Ballet
6800 Sierra Court, Suite L
Dublin, CA 94568
“Those who look to him are RADIANT; their faces are never covered with shame.” - Psalm 34:5Esther Wiens, TBG SF Bay Area