[ March 18, 2019 ]
Commercial Dance Intensives

To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with commercial dance intensives. As with everything in life, there are pros and cons to participating in intensives or mentorship programs. If you find yourself feeling that the benefits outweigh the costs (literally and figuratively),...

[ March 5, 2019 ]
Side Gigs for Dancers

Let’s be honest, no one pursues a career in dance for the money.  We do it because dance is our passion. Unfortunately, the “starving artist” trope looms large for many dancers who are just getting their start in the industry. But don’t worry. You need not sacrifice your...

[ February 14, 2019 ]
Dancing in Heels

Dancing, alone, is a skill. Dancing in heels is a whole different ballgame. It takes a great deal of practice to master dancing in heels. In fact, the one thing I wish I would have done to better prepare myself for working in commercial dance is trained more for dancing in heels....

[ February 10, 2019 ]
What To Wear and What To Bring to Auditions

A decade ago it wouldn’t matter what you would wear to an audition because casting directors were only looking at your dancing.  But it isn’t like that anymore. There are so many more dancers today; you have to dress from head to toe so casting directors could potentially see...

[ February 1, 2019 ]
Performance Opportunities in LA

While it may take a few years to book your first big job working with an artist, there are plenty of other performance opportunities to pursue in Los Angeles. Taking advantage of these opportunities offers many benefits, including maintaining your performance skills, meeting people in...

[ January 27, 2019 ]
Makeup for Dancers

Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have. This includes makeup! Learning how to create the perfect smoky eye is great and all. But learning how to maintain a clean makeup look while sweating for hours is far more valuable. There are a million videos on YouTube that can...

[ January 19, 2019 ]
The Cost of Working with Agencies

As we discussed last week, it’s often easier to land auditions for paid work when you are signed with an agency. But then you might be thinking, “Paid work sounds great. But what is the cost to me?” Well before we dive into the thick of it, let’s get one thing straight. While...

[ January 11, 2019 ]
Signing with an Agency

You have to have an agent in LA—especially to audition those for big, high-paying jobs. That’s the price we pay for working in a highly competitive field. There are a few different ways to get signed to an agency. Consider the following tried-and-true methods: Open Calls...