• THE FIRST GUILD
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A Guild is about  learning a craft. The First Guild is about learning to craft yourself, to craft your identity.

Ballet and Identity Project:  make an education in the classical dance (a.k.a. Ballet) available to schools worldwide. A proven system of order, which is inherent within the structure of classical dance molds a strong, healthy identity is paves the road to success in every aspect of individual’s life.
"I think that I was waiting for something structured and disciplined like that, and that’s why I feel like the arts are so important for children... I think that whether or not they go on to become a professional or use that experience in their future jobs, it’s going to enrich their lives in some way…. it did that immediately for me".
Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer
American Ballet Theatre
The First Guild Academy  is currently in a development stage. It is planned to be an 8-year private boarding school for youth ages 6 to 18, the formative years during which identity formation takes place.

Our History

First Guild started its history in 2006 as Dance Into Unity raising autism awareness. In 2014 the name was changed to Autism Unites. In 2016, The First Guild was born!