Sometimes the answers are simple. Sometimes there are simply better questions and your answers may lead to a career in dance, or not.
Our look at alternative dance careers continues and features a young tutu maker who accepts commissioned ballet costume design and creation, and an emerging dance writer and critic.
Alissa, Dance Advantage intern and correspondent, explores the definition of “alternative” careers in dance and speaks with two students combining their passions in pursuit of such a path. The first is Chelsie, a Dance/Movement Therapy student at Columbia College and Claire, a member of The University of Utah’s Screendance Certificate Program.
The Dance/USA conference raised questions on the state of dance. A young woman cries as she describes the difficulty of working multiple jobs without access to adequate health care or insurance. Is a dance career sustainable? Is the art form? Columnist Lauren Warnecke offers her thoughts on conversation, change, and finding the “why”.
Susan Rizzo Vincent, founder of The Andréa Rizzo Foundation and Dréa’s Dream, helps Dance Advantage present Dance/Movement Therapy as a Career To Consider. She answers some frequently asked questions and introduces you to two dance/movement therapists working in the field.
A dance career is not for everyone. Even those who’ve spent many happy years training, with dance classes every night, rehearsals, competitions and performances every weekend, formed deeply bonded friendships, and had amazing dance mentors. But after all the blood, sweat, and tears, what do you do now? Jessica Shoop Williams has been there… and back again, and shares her advice with you.