Abbie is an emerging artist who joined Stopgap as an apprentice dancer through Northern School of Contemporary Dance postgraduate apprenticeship scheme in 2019, after graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During her time with the company, she has been a performer in a film documentary of Here and Where and in Beyond the Waves, a dance film by Chris Pavia Productions. Abbie was also a part of the research and creation of a children’s interactive piece, Adventures in Slumberton.
Abbie’s own practice is driven by the enjoyment of movement as she has explored the relationship between humour and the audience in contemporary dance and investigated how Rudolf Laban’s theories can be incorporated into inclusive practice.
During her vocational training, she performed works from choreographers such as Stephanie Schober, Struan Leslie, Sara Wookey, Sonia Rafferty and performed in the restaging of José Limón’s ‘A Choreographic Offering’ by Jacqueline Bulnes. Abbie has had the opportunity to perform with Candoco’s youth company and Magpie Dance for Co-Motion dance platform which was choreographed by Luke Brown.