Gabbie has been in intensive training since the age of six, starting with artistic gymnastics and then graduating from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a first class honours degree. Upon graduating she joined Acrojou Circus Theatre, touring Frantic nationally and internationally.
She has completed Inflight, an intensive training course in aerial skills including trapeze, silks and rope for artists already skilled in other areas who want to expand their skills base and is also a skilled Chinese Pole acrobat.
Performing for such a young audience will be a very different experience for Gabbie. She wants to draw on the same strength, balance, acrobatic skill and poise as for every performance and communicate the same raw physical energy on stage – “but it will all need to be at eye level”. “I will be hyper-aware of the audiences’ presence because they will be so close, and performing for such a young age group we’ll really need to think holistically – about colour, movement and sound. I’m really looking forward to the creative development of the show to find out what stimulus little ones engage with.”
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