The 8 Dancers You See at Every Audition
No matter what you're auditioning for—whether it be a company or Broadway show—you're bound to run into a few of the same types of people over and over. Here are eight dancers you're pretty much guaranteed to see at every audition.
The One Who Always Has to Be Front and Center
Annoying as she might be, you've gotta admire that confidence.
The One with the Kind Soul
Struggling with the choreography? If she sees you having trouble, she'll be right there to help.
The One Who Already Knows the Choreographer
She's worked with this artist before, and they're basically best friends. Which means she probably has this part in the bag. Which means your odds are that much slimmer. Ay.
The One with the Insane Body
Seriously, are her abs real?
The One Who's in Over Her Head
Yes, dancers should push themselves, but at every audition, there's always one dancer who's clearly out of her league. (Enter the One with the Kind Soul to get her through it!)
The One Who's a Childhood Friend You Haven't Seen in Years
OMG! Ashley? From that summer program that one time?? How are you, girl??!!
The One Who Got the Part You Wanted Last Time
We don't hold grudges, but...
The One with the Perfect Technique
We just learned the combo five seconds ago, but she's already nailing it—and making every pirouette a quad? WE WANT TO BE HER WHEN WE GROW UP.
Social media has made the dance world a lot smaller, giving users instant access to artists and companies around the world. For aspiring pros, platforms like Instagram can offer a tantalizing glimpse into the life of a working performer. But there's a fine line between taking advantage of what social media can offer and relying too heavily on it.
If you think becoming a trainee or apprentice is the only path to gaining experience in a dance company environment, think again.
The University of Arizona, located in the heart of Tucson, acclimates dancers to the pace and rigor of company life while offering all the academic opportunities of a globally-ranked university. If you're looking to get a head-start on your professional dance career—or to just have a college experience that balances company-level training and repertory with rigorous academics—the University of Arizona's undergraduate and graduate programs have myriad opportunites to offer:
Yes, we realize it's only August. But we can't help but to already be musing about all the incredible dance happenings of 2019.
We're getting ready for our annual Readers' Choice feature, and we want to hear from you about the shows you can't stop thinking about, the dance videos that blew your mind and the artists you discovered this year who everyone should know about.
On August 19, 1929, shockwaves were felt throughout the dance world as news spread that impresario Sergei Diaghilev had died. The founder of the Ballets Russes rewrote the course of ballet history as the company toured Europe and the U.S., championing collaborations with modernist composers, artists and designers such as Igor Stravinsky, Pablo Picasso and Coco Chanel. The company launched the careers of its five principal choreographers: Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Léonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska and George Balanchine.