Sole Talk 10: Sway Buckley, Founder of The Smart Artist Institute

Sway Buckley, dancer/choreographer, entrepreneur, and business coach, joins me on Sole Talk to share her impressive performance and business journey.  Sway's dance career has taken her across the globe through performance and workshop opportunities, and she also manages several thriving arts businesses.

In this episode, Sway shares:

  • How a major injury during her first semester in her college dance program inspired her second business.
  • The importance of being present during your current season in your journey.
  • The importance of acknowledging the beauty within yourself, and how more work opportunities opened up for her once she did.
  • How she's helping artists monetize their crafts through her Smart Artist Institute.

 Check out Sway's impressive story!

About Sway:

Sway Buckley is the CEO of Sway Creative Arts Staffing Firm, a professional dancer with New York-Based Footprints Dance Company and the Founder of the Smart Artist Institute. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Texas Christian University.

The Smart Artist Institute is a consulting firm that focuses on equipping Creatives with entrepreneurial tools to monetize their God-given craft. Through her Smart Artist programs she offers webinars, live-events and mentoring programs.

As a dancer, she has traveled the globe to dance and facilitate workshops in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In the States she has been a member of Steps Repertory Dance Ensemble (NY), Beckles Dancing Company (TX), Garland Summer Musicals (TX) and multiple off-broadway shows.

Sway also runs an annual girls dance camp where young girls are mentored by her in both dance, business and character principles.

She had been married to Otis Buckley, her college sweetheart, for seven years. They are the founders of Marriedpreneur Life ( where they teach couples how to nurture their marriage while building their business together. 

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