Rollettes is a Los Angeles-based dance group comprised solely of women in wheelchairs. It was founded by Chelsie Hill, who always wanted to be a dancer, and wasn’t going to let her paralysis stop her.
Right now, there are six dancers on the team who perform competitively together but they also teach dance classes to young wheelchair users.
Not only does Hill coordinate this small group of dancers, but every year she holds a dance camp for women around the world. Last year, 115 wheelchair dancers attended the camp, she said. Girls of all ages attend the camp and learn how to dance in their chairs.
These women have created a community that redefines what it means to be strong, female, and resilient. With dance they dazzle and push the boundaries that others place in the way" ~Conner Lundius (Rollette, 2019).
Art by the super talented Simone Massoni
Source: CBS News