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Ballet Dancers in Career Transition: Sixteen Success Stories
     

Ballet Dancers in Career Transition: Sixteen Success Stories

by Nancy Upper, Kevin McKenzie
 

ISBN-10: 0786418192

ISBN-13: 9780786418190

Pub. Date: 04/02/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

A professional dancer’s career, like a professional athlete’s, lasts an average of 10 to 15 years. Once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable, but dancers still have many years of adult life ahead. The challenge for many is making the transition into a new career.
Motivated by her own career transition, author

Overview

A professional dancer’s career, like a professional athlete’s, lasts an average of 10 to 15 years. Once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable, but dancers still have many years of adult life ahead. The challenge for many is making the transition into a new career.
Motivated by her own career transition, author Nancy Upper interviewed former ballet dancers who made successful transitions into new careers after they stopped performing.
Part 1 of the book features dancers who remained in ballet-related careers. Part 2 features four individuals who chose careers outside the field of dance. Part 3 focuses on dancers who pursued non-dance careers that help dancers and other performing artists. Appendices include the marketable qualities dancers develop as a result of their training, career transition tips, transition resources, and a graph mapping the transition process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418190
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/02/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Preface3
Introduction5
IOther Careers in Ballet9
Edward Villella: Reinvented Himself11
Violette Verdy: From Tchaikovsky to Tenure19
Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride: Etoiles30
Ben Stevenson: "Sort of Just Happened"65
Nancy Raffa: Journey from the Heart85
IINew Careers Outside of Ballet101
Michael Byars: From Barre to Bar103
Jeff Plourde: Dancing into Accounting111
Erin Stiefel Inch: High EI121
Max Fuqua: Soared Again by Diving138
IIINon-Ballet Careers Related to Dance151
Amanda Ose: Her Dream Came True153
Linda Hamilton, Ph.D.: Solutions in Psychology166
Joysanne Sidimus: Canadian Collaborations177
Jim Sohm: Mentored Mentor186
Robin Hoffman: Stage to Page to Worldwide Web202
Christopher Nelson: Reverse Transition216
Appendix AMap of Innovation and Transition235
Appendix BTransition Tips239
Appendix CAdaptive Skills and Personal Qualities243
Appendix DCareer Transition Resources247
Appendix EDancer Master List255
Index257

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