Career Development Plan - Thinking Of Going Professional

by Sarah

Career Development Plan - Thinking Of Going Professional

Dear Odette I have been taking classes for about a year now, I started when I was 12 im thirteen now when i started I was with only one other student who was very young so i got individual attention My teacher called me her prodigy student and I sped along at a remarkable rate im not with that teacher anymore and am blessed with what people say a ballet body , im in more advanced classes now do you think i could go pro.


Reply by Odette

To:- Career Development Plan - Thinking Of Going Professional

Hello Sarah,

Thank you for your query, it is a pleasure to hear from you.

Firstly, I must say you appear to be a very promising young dancer. It sounds as though you have all the right potential to become a professional ballet dancer.

Along with the physical ability, it's absolutely crucial to be mentally prepared for a professional ballet career. 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.

By following my personal development plan you are on the Take Action stage. You are now contemplating on taking up dancing as your profession which means you need to assess where best place is for you to train.

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.

If you are serious about becoming a professional dancer, I believe a vocational dance school will provide the most advantageous opportunities for you to become a professional. At a vocational school, students can start training from the early age of 11 right up until they are 18.

Have a look at personal development plan, as it will show you the gradual stages to becoming a professional dancer. Have a think about whether you are willing to commit to a dancer's lifestyle and discuss your thoughts with your family and teacher.

Keep believing and follow your heart!

All the best,


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