Career

What It Takes To Thrive As a Freelance Dancer—In Any City

Building a freelance career takes guts, no matter where you're based. Most dancers assume you need to live in major dance hubs like New York or Los Angeles to find enough work. But as these four dancers who are thriving in unique and burgeoning scenes prove, freelance opportunities abound.

Emily Tarallo: Miami, Florida

C Michael Photo, Courtesy Tarallo

Nicholas Korkos: San Francisco, California

Photo by Jason Lam, courtesy Korkos

Diana Amalfitano: Washington, DC

Photo by KyokoDansu, Courtesy Amalfitano

Alexander Davis: Boston, Massachusetts

Photo by Eli Akerstein, Courtesy Urbanity Dance

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