Online Support Group for Dancers

Dec. 2, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Free

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WEDNESDAYS, DEC. 2 – JAN. 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MEETINGS: WEEKLY, WEDNESDAYS AT 6:00-8:00 PM VIA ZOOM

Okay, Let’s Unpack This and Clinical Advisor Catherine Drury, LCSW, are pleased to offer the second iteration of our weekly online support group for professional dancers at all career stages. Through the sharing of experiences, resources, and healthy coping strategies, this group will equip dancers to better care for themselves and navigate the inherent stressors of the dance field, especially during COVID-19. By offering a safe and confidential space for dancers to support one another, this group will reduce isolation and stigma surrounding the emotional concerns dancers face.

This is a FREE offering. Group will meet for 8 consecutive weeks, starting Wednesday, December 2nd. Attending all sessions is encouraged. The group capacity is 12 people, and a brief initial interview with Catherine Drury is required for participation.

Please contact leal@gibneydance.org with any questions.

About Catherine Drury, LCSW

Catherine Drury, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in supporting dancers through injury, stress, burnout, and career change. At her Manhattan-based private practice, Catherine treats adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, anxiety, and histories of trauma using cognitive behavioral and evidence-based treatment modalities. She also delivers workshops and lectures to the American Ballet Theatre JKO School and Studio Company, The Ailey School, and the Princeton Ballet School, fostering resilience and emotional intelligence among pre-professional dance students. In partnership with organizations such as The Actors Fund, Gibney Dance, and Dance/NYC, Catherine empowers dancers and dance communities to better care for themselves, navigate change, and obtain the guidance and resources they need at all stages of their dance careers. She has published on her work with injured dancers, presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, and contributed to articles in Dance Magazine and Dance Informa Magazine. Catherine has a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where her training and research is dedicated to eating disorder treatment and athletic performance enhancement for dancers.

Photos: Leal Zielinska by Amy Gardner; Alexander Anderson by Natalie Deryn Johnson.