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University helps former student by funding new business venture
2:00pm Saturday 12th January 2013 in Winchester
THE University of Winchester has backed a former student’s business with a £1,600 grant.
Amber Leigh Mitchell runs Abstract Dance & Performing Arts, which offers dance, drama, singing and music tuition and fitness classes.
She set the business up in October 2011 while still studying for a degree in choreography and dance.
The performing arts group now has around 130 students and four teachers as well as Amber as principal.
Amber said: “We have grown very quickly and introduced many new classes within the last year and offer classes from £2 to ensure we can cater for students from poorer backgrounds which enables everyone to be part of a school and take part in performances.”
The funding will go towards costumes for the summer term performance at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.
The business has also received £500 sponsorship from Southern Electric.