Career Development Plan - Passion for Ballet

by Alison Grace

Career Development Plan - Passion for Ballet

Hi, I am 19 and the past several years I have a passion for ballet that I didn't even know existed. I want to be a professional. I'm not sure I can do this but I am determined. I spend all my time at my home studio until I can sign up for an academy. I need more guidence. Ballet is my life. I feel as I never have before when I am on my feet dancing ballet. I have taken a class for a few years before as well.


Reply by Odette
To:- Career Development Plan - Passion for Ballet

Hello Alison Grace,
Thank you for contacting me, it is really great to hear from you and especially your passion for ballet. That is what is most important in dance. You MUST love it and have a hunger to dance, because this determination is what sets you above the others.

Of course you do need more guidance and, lucky for you, you have come to the right place. I will do all I can to guide you both personally and through my website. Don't forget to treasure the Seven Secrets on my 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page.

You can also 'like' my new facebook page - - which I have recently created to keep in even closer touch with all you talented young dancers.

So, you want to become a professional? It is your ultimate dream? There is so much more inside a ballerina's life that many people do not even realise. It takes so much commitment and hard work that goes on behind the scenes, yet ballet looks and can feel so amazingly beautiful that it is easy to forget how tough it actually is. Even graduating students at top vocational dance schools struggle to find a job in ballet company.

Competition for dancers is fierce, no matter how talented you are. To become a professional you need passion and determination (which I know you already have), but also support, training, time, patience and of course money too. Most professional dancers are joining their first ballet company by the age of 19 to start their career.

Have you got a superb teacher coaching you? Do you really feel you could become a professional? There is much to question and a lot to consider, but you have to know this is a profession that begins and ends at young age compared to other careers.

Just because you have a passion for dance, it does not mean you are not fulfilling it just by keeping ballet a hobby. It can be just as much enjoyed doing it for yourself, rather than a full-time profession.

Have a think and remember to keep in touch.
Best wishes,

ps. To become the best dancer you can be, learn the Seven Secrets ..... go to my 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page

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my dream
by: alison grace

Thank you for all your words of wisdom!! My passion for ballet runs deep. I have heard the music all my life. Why I'm doing something about it now? This is just how my life panned out. I know I'm stretching it by my age. And somesometimes it worries me sick. I do not believe in fate or destiny. I believe we create our own. This is my ultimate dream, I want it. Its crazy, I don't feel any other way about anything. I have a wonderful teacher, I don't know what do do or where to go from that. Nobody does understand why I am obsessed. At night going into meditation and falling down into my rabbit hole, I fall and the roads wind until I hit hard wood floors and can dance until morning. Seeing myself there makes me see myself for who I am. I am a ballerina that wants to bring joy, love, hate, tears, and feeling into my audiences eyes and brain. Dance is my favorite science. I may be weird :) but thank you for letting me post my thoughts and feelings.

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