Celebrity choreographer JaQuel Knight and Dancer relief organizations Dancer Resource Center, Atlanta Dancer Relief Fund, and Dancers United have teamed up to raise funds for Dancers' COVID-19 Relief Fund, aimed to assist Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, New York based dancers affected by the COVID-19 cancellations and closures.

In the past month the entertainment industry has come to a complete halt, negatively impacting the financial security of thousands of dancers and performance industry professionals. All tours, festivals, concerts, theater companies, and shows have caused the loss of jobs for not only dancers, but make up artists, hair and wardrobe stylist. This is a huge revenue devastations for those who already weren't making a living wage. As most dancers are hired as 1099 employees and do not qualify for unemployment - these employees will have no income during this crisis and currently have no way to access federal relief.

The JaQuel Knight Dancer Relief Fund, will focus its crowdfunding efforts on partnering with small food businesses to provide free meals to dancers and individual grants. Grant applications will go live on May 1, 2020. 

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