Career Development Plan - Pursue Ballet?

Career Development Plan - Pursue Ballet?

Hi, What should u do to pursue ballet? I have been dancing sense the age of 3 and I can't get enough of it! The thing is I don't go to a ballet academy though I wish I could. I want to be a professional but don't know what to do. Ballet is truly my life I practice everyday at my house.... My studio is very good but isn't strictly ballet. I'm 13 and really want to go to a Ballet company but I'm not sure what I need to do. Should I go to a different dance place or just stay where I am? If there is not really any way I can become a prima ballerina by switching to a ballet academy now then please tell me because I want to be a ballerina more than anything but want to know the truth if it's even possible or likely. I know there is so many amazing ballet girls out there and I want to know what I should do to truly be the best of the best.



Reply by Odette

Career Development Plan - Pursue Ballet?


Thank you for contacting me, it is pleasure to hear from you.

It highly depends on your self-motivation to how you succeed in becoming a professional ballet dancer. The Seven Secrets, on the 'Seven Secrets of Ballet' page, will give you the key answers of how to thrive in the ballet world.

It hugely depends on your current ability and the action in which you take to whether you can pursue a professional career in ballet. It is crucial to follow the right steps if you want to become a professional dancer. If you are determined to fulfill your dreams in ballet, then follow the personal development plan which are the gradual stages to becoming a professional ballerina.

It takes a lot of committed training in order to become a professional which is why most dancers go to train at vocational dance schools for their early years. These schools are located around the world and offer training for young aspiring dancers from the early age of 11 right up until they are 18.

It takes years of dedicated training to build the strength of a ballerina and so you have to commit to your training. Work hard, remember your corrections, push yourself and keep striving.

If you are serious about becoming a professional dancer then you need to think about where the best place is for you to train, study and learn. If your dance school doesn't fully support this then you need to consider other possibilities with your parents and teacher.

If you are serious about becoming a ballerina, I believe a vocational dance school will provide you with the most advantageous opportunities for you to become a professional. It is the intense, regular training that is most crucial for aspiring professional dancers.

I hope my advice has helped your thoughts about becoming a prima ballerina. You will have to 'take action' and grasp every opportunity to succeed. I would advise you now to discuss these thoughts with your family and ballet teacher, so they can further guide or support what you want to do.

Keep your dreams alive.

All the best,


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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