Tag: career transitions

Words of Wisdom: Bo Spassoff Shares His Takeaways From Nearly Four Decades at The Rock School

As the saying goes, “Legends aren’t born; they’re made.” Several of today’s leading ballet stars—Isaac and Esteban Hernández, Christine Shevchenko, Michaela DePrince, Beckanne Sisk, Derek Dunn, Taylor Stanley—have one big commonality in the training that shaped them: They all studied with the husband-and-wife team of Bo and Stephanie Spassoff. This month marks a turning point […]

Business Coach Erin Pride Helps Dancers Launch Their Own Companies

Erin Pride ‘s journey through the dance industry has been far from predictable. After graduating from Montclair State University, she went straight into teaching dance, then began performing with Pilobolus in her mid-30s. When she began to notice the lack of guidance for dancers transitioning from students to professionals, she eventually became a business coach. […]

Business Coach Erin Pride Helps Dancers Launch Their Own Companies

Erin Pride ‘s journey through the dance industry has been far from predictable. After graduating from Montclair State University, she went straight into teaching dance, then began performing with Pilobolus in her mid-30s. When she began to notice the lack of guidance for dancers transitioning from students to professionals, she eventually became a business coach. […]

6 Essential Job Skills Dance Gives You

Retiring from the stage can feel like you’re suddenly abandoning something you’ve dedicated the better part of your life to, leaving behind the person you’d worked so hard to become. But that’s not actually the case. There are plenty of skills and lessons learned in the studio that can be brought into any workplace. Being […]

Grappling With the Grief of Saying Goodbye to Your Dance Career

I didn’t even want to leave the house. I had made the decision to move on from my dance career, but I still wasn’t sure what I was moving on to. I hadn’t anticipated the identity crisis, and I didn’t know how to face the professional world as anything other than a dancer. It took […]

Beatriz Stix-Brunell Is Swapping Her Ballet Shoes for Books

You might think that, as a Royal Ballet dancer who trained at both the School of American Ballet and the Paris Opéra Ballet School, Beatriz Stix-Brunell has had enough experience of world-class institutions to last her a lifetime. But having always had an academic itch, she’s decided to scratch it—so she’s adding one more institution […]