Online Support Group for Dancers - Gibney
Week of July 2, 2020
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Online Support Group for Dancers

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Okay, Let’s Unpack This led by Gibney Company Artistic Associate Leal Zielińska and Catherine Drury, LCSW are pleased to offer a 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 group will meet for 8 consecutive weeks, starting Tuesday, May 19. Attending all sessions is encouraged. The group capacity is 12 people. A brief initial interview with Catherine Drury is required for participation.

Please contact with any questions.

Okay, Let’s Unpack This is a Gibney Company Advocacy Fellowship project developed by Artistic Associate Leal Zielinska. Gibney Company Artistic Associates engage the community through these individually-crafted projects, serving as advocates and creators of new programming at Gibney.  Each AA pinpoints a pressing issue in the dance field that ignites a personal passion within them, then leverages the resources and mentoring of the larger organization to develop, implement and co-create new programs in response to the evolving needs of the field.

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