How can aspiring professional dancers navigate this complicated phase of their careers? According to the experts, the key is identifying programs that nurture young dancers without taking advantage of them.
When audience members opened their programs at New York City Ballet’s revival of Herman Schmerman a few weeks ago, one name had everyone buzzing: Naomi Corti. Just an apprentice, she was dancing a featured role alongside principals and soloists in William Forsythe‘s challenging, go-for-broke choreography. How was this going to go down? Quite well, actually. […]
After working till exhaustion apprenticing at my dance school’s company plus taking regular student classes, I (and a few others) received an email from the school director dismissing us without any explanation. I’ve tried to schedule a meeting with her but haven’t received a reply. Does this mean I’m not talented and should quit ballet? […]