Equity Charitable Trust generously contributed to the fees for my MA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School Speech and Drama three years ago. This was a long sought-after re-training opportunity which as a forty-something, single, freelance artist would not have been possible without the Trust’s support.
Since graduating, I have been travelling the UK voice-coaching in four leading performance-training institutions and I am using my newly acquired knowledge and expertise to work with professional performers in the theatre, dance and film industries.
I have found a new vocation which has been, surprisingly, even more exciting and rewarding than my previous vocation as a performer. I have made inspiring new international friends and contacts. I have shifted some of my out-dated artistic opinions, unearthed some dormant grey-matter, caught up (almost) with the daunting world of technology, confronted some inner demons and proved that there is always room for professional and personal growth – whatever stage of life we think we are at.
I am exceptionally grateful for this superb opportunity the Trust has provided – an opportunity which has surpassed all expectations during and since my re-training.