Hello! My name is Gaby and I am a recent dance graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Covid-19 has severely effected many industries, and I believe the arts industry has been particularly let down. Being a dance student at the peak of the virus meant that I no longer had access to a studio, my classes were cut in half and the performance opportunities were no longer feasible. Going into my final year at Trinity Laban with half of my dance training gone meant that I felt weaker and less confident in my abilities. I have now completed my time at Trinity Laban, however, I feel that my training is incomplete as I have missed out on almost a year of dancing in a studio and having contact with a teacher in person.

Thankfully, Rubicon has set up an incredible intensive program that will help those who lost out on many aspects of their training in the lockdowns. This opportunity will give artists like myself the chance to gain the confidence that was lost, develop as a dance artist further and hopefully bring the arts back to life.

To be able to take part in this intensive comes at a cost of £200. Due to Covid-19 and the lockdowns, funding this intensive is more difficult than usual, therefore, I would really like your help in raising the money to fund this wonderful intensive, any amount is appreciated!

Thank you for reading!

Gaby Blake