In 2010 when Soldiers began returning home from war with traumatic injuries – The Royal Danish ballet Foundation reached out to offer their support.
2 Ballet dancers began offering their voluntary services, to train these wounded men and women in Pilates, a system created for World War 1 war veterans and used broadly amongst dancers as a form of both rehabilitation and injury prevention. The success of this work grew on both a National and international scale and the ‘Danish Wounded Warriors Project’ was born.
In order to support the work of these dancers, a new society was created to help bridge together these 2 rather opposing worlds.
The ‘Danish Wounded Warriors Polytrauma Pilates Society’ has helped raised over 3 million kroner to help these men and woman return to a meaningful life by minimizing the impact of their physical and/or mental impairments.
In 2014 the work grew to include wounded civilians and a synergy began to form, giving more depth and importance to the work of The Danish Wounded Warriors Project.