“Society hasn’t helped us view our bodies in the most positive way,” Calli Rothberg said of the bigger forces that can deflate women’s body image. “It’s just bullshit.”
When COVID hit in 2020, 29-year-old Rothberg, who has been dancing since she was 4, left Charleston to return to her hometown of Beacon. She found herself needing the release of dance to curb growing anxiety and depression brought on by the pandemic and working 14-hour days as a sales manager for a software engineering recruitment firm. .