About Amber

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Before coming into contact with Rubicon, I was in education and unsure about the career path I wanted to take. I've always been a creative person and drawn to performing, but I was told not to pursue artistic subjects in school as my teachers said the industry was too competitive and risky. However, this sparked a drive in me to succeed and prove them wrong. I first found about Rubicon from my GCSE dance tutor Janet Fieldsend who also works on the full-time course, so I auditioned and never looked back! 

I remember watching the full-time course perform at The Riverfront 6 weeks before I was due to start the course. It was my first time watching contemporary dance live, and I was absolutely mesmerised by the whole show - I knew then that leaving education to train here was the right decision and, upon reflection, the best decision I ever made.

Since graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance last year, I have been working as a freelance dance artist, an aspiring writer and am now part of Rubicon Dance Company. My most recent commission was a dance and spoken word film 'Womanby Street' for the St David's day 'Creatives of the Capital' exhibition, celebrating the Street that adds soul to Cardiff. In addition, I am a co-founder of 'Yoodaloo Dance Theatre', a company creating physical theatre works that combine environmental activism and performance. I am also a Contemporary and Pole dance teacher and an instructor for Heels Empowerment.

Rehearsals for The Nutcracker © Sian Trenberth

The Nutcracker © Sian Trenberth

Going to Rubicon and being a part of this community has completely transformed my life. If I hadn't decided to leave education to trainhere, dancing would still be a hobby. Rubicon gave me the skills, confidence, and training to enable the rest of my career to unfold and I'm so grateful to now represent Rubicon as part of the professional company. 

My priority moving forwards is to contribute to the necessary transformation of the industry by embedding circular economics into theatre practice and creating more local opportunities in Wales. I will continue to work independently and as part of 'Yoodaloo' to create live performances, screen dance, and performance workshops that raise awareness of climate justice issues without compromising my own sustainability principles. I also hope to work with choreographers throughout the UK and Europe and continue learning from others, prompting conversations, and finding joy along the way.

The Nutcracker © Sian Trenberth