Posts in Professional Skills
Ask Yourself These 3 Questions Before Making Your Next Career Decision

Sometimes obligations overlap, and we’re faced with some difficult decisions. When those challenging choices come flooding in, ask yourself these three questions to help you make a decision.

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Finding Balance: Don't Let Your Dance Life Be Your WHOLE Life

As artistic entrepreneurs, we create our own goals, to-do lists, schedules, and more. This can be beautifully freeing and sometimes scary. Here are a few tips to help you stay focused, healthy, and happy in your career. 

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How to Get the Best Shots in Your Next Photo Shoot

If your social profile doesn't clearly and skillfully represent you as a working dancer, then chances are you've lost a job.  Not to worry, here are a few photo shoot tips from a recent article I wrote for Dance Magazine.  Use this insight to get the best shots in your next shoot so you can beautifully build your brand. 

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Quick Tip on Web Presence: Why Social Media Profiles Aren't Enough

When it comes to your online presence, don't make the same mistake so many solopreneurs make time and again of relying solely on social media platforms to showcase your work.  Here's a quick tip on why your web presence needs more than a few social media profiles. 

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Help Them Go Pro: How to Teach Your Dancers to Develop Good Work Ethic Skills

So often dancers lack the professionalism that warrants the next job offer, and many times it's simply because they've never been taught what it means to be professional.  If you want to set your dance students up for success, here are four ways you can help them develop a great work ethic. 

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Give YOURSELF a Break!: 3 Ways to Boost Your Dance Career with Grad School

If you’re looking for a great way to take matters into your own hands, to give YOURSELF a break, and to launch (or relaunch) your professional career and personal life, then grad school might just be the next step for you.  Check out three of the most important things I learned during grad school and how you can use them to give your dance career an immediate boost.  

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Work Like a Pro: Why It's So Important for Dancers to Have Their Own Website

When it comes to auditioning and self-submitting, your materials can be the key to you getting the job or not.  A great headshot and resume are a necessity to being a professional dancer, but why not go the extra mile?  Keep reading to find out why it's so important for you to have your own website too. 

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Networking and Know-How: How to Work Your Way Around a Dance Conference

Conferences are often viewed as a bit lofty for lesser known companies or independent choreographers, and I never attended them because of this image.  However, I recently put my big girl leggings on and attended a big dance industry conference for the first time.  

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look on how I built new connections and gained new career insight at a dance conference. 

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Developpe' This: 5 Skills for Building a Successful Dance Career

Traditionally, dancers have just figured things out along the way. But instead of fumbling through your journey until you find something that works, you should approach your dance career like the business that it is from the very beginning. Here are five things that every dancer should do when building their career.

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The Secret to Keeping the Job and Getting More Work

Once you've been working for a bit, getting work becomes about more than just how well you move.  At a certain point, people will begin to talk about your talent AND your work ethic and attitude.  Keeping some basic guidelines in mind will get you far, but here's the secret that will get you even further.

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How to Start a Dance Blog and Make Money Online

Blogs allow you to share your thoughts with people all over the world.  What's even cooler is that you can create and curate content on a particular topic and generate income while helping others at the same time.  In fact, blogs have become businesses themselves, propelling their creators into entrepreneur status.  Here are a few steps to help you start your dance blog and make money online. 

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Diversity Equals More Dollars For Your Career

When you're able to move in and out of styles with ease and skill, you have the potential to be hired for more projects.  In fact, I share a few suggestions on how to become a very hirable and diverse performer in the recent issue of Dance! North Texas, and I have a special snippet just for you!  

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