Alyssa is a competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer from the Pacific Northwest. Her late start to dance was aided by a lifetime of athletic pursuits and her studies in kinesiology. One of her passions is making health and fitness accessible to anyone, which is demonstrated in the classes she teaches.
Freelancing is more common than ever. So why is it that, as the market shifts to favor freelance dancers, we do not pay them enough to subsist on their art?
In Dance Magazine's August interview with four successful freelance dancers, not one reported making enough from the industry to cover their expenses. Most freelancers get by through living with family or taking on a side hustle—sometimes both.