Ballet and all Performing Arts have taken a unique and devastating hit as a consequence of Covid. The performance venue and schedule were seriously impacted by social distancing policies. So…
I have a second question for you. “Are you working on a Plan B while striving to maintain your ballet skills?”
Jadyn Dahlberg, a graduate of Indiana University, dances with Avant Chamber Ballet in Dallas, TX. During this last year, Jadyn started a second job as a physical therapy tech. She also decided to take online courses that are prerequisites for possible Physical Therapy training… Plan B.
The ballet world is suffering right now, but I believe it’s important to remember that your career as a performer has a short half-life during the best of times.
Plan B is always a good idea!
Most ballet dancers begin their professional life as a 17 or 18-year-old. If a dancer is lucky, they are able to continue to perform into their mid-thirties. Yes, it’s possible to transition to teacher, choreographer, company director but always remember…
Ballet Helps Everything!
That includes making the jump into business, medicine, sales, or other careers that require discipline, focus, and presentation. Just a thought… Value the strengths of your ballet training! Recognize that you can use those strengths anywhere!
Many Thanks to Jadyn for her comments on working through the pandemic!
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