Vicki is the founder of Stopgap Dance Company. A graduate from the University of Surrey, she was Surrey County Council’s Community Dance Development Officer until September 2000 when she began working full-time for Stopgap. Vicki is involved in the national debate seeking to develop the dance and disability sector, both as an advisor and through leading several lectures, seminars and courses both locally and at national conferences. Over the past 3 years she has been invited to advise on disability arts projects by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport,British Counciland Arts Council England.
“When Iona, Stopgap’s previous chair, asked me to be on the board I felt so lucky and hugely privileged to continue to be involved with an organisation that I think is incredibly important for not only the dance sector but society in general. I am enjoying still being deeply connected with the company whilst being able to cheer loudly from the sidelines and offer counsel when it’s asked for.”
From a secret rebellion, to a public display of defiance... | Vicki Reflects (part 1)
Vicki Balaam, Founder of Stopgap and current Chair of our board, reflects on humble beginnings and those that supported the company from it's inception...
The evolution of Stopgap | Vicki Reflects (part 2)
Founding Artistic Director Vicki Balaam continues to reflect on the origins of Stopgap and her personal journey with the company