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Alison Rootberg (Dance 06)

Alison Rootberg (Dance 06) founded Wellness4Every1® in 2016 providing quality arts education to Chicago Public School students, as well as a space for physical and emotional well-being, through dance and yoga classes. Despite the challenges of shifting to virtual programming, 2020 was a successful year. Wellness4Every1 became a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, continued to host monthly events and virtual residencies, and published their first book, Yoga4Every1, in both English and Spanish available on Amazon! In 2021, Wellness4Every1 plans to publish their second book, Dance4Every1, as an additional resource for students learning at home featuring themes of diversity and inclusion, encouraging conversations about how dance is for everyone. Currently, Alison is in the running to become Yoga Warrior 2021, a global competition to be featured in Yoga Journal. Today, Wellness4Every1 has provided programming to 90 schools, reaching over 10,000 students.