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Ballet dancers in career transition : sixteen success stories

Author: Nancy Upper
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The average length of a professional dancer's career is 10 to 15 years. As with professional athletes, once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable - yet there are still many years of adult life ahead. Making the transition to a new career is challenging." "Motivated by her own career transition, the author interviewed former ballet dancers who have successfully moved into new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Biographie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Upper
ISBN: 0786418192 9780786418190
OCLC Number: 54424965
Description: viii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Other careers in ballet. Edward Villella, reinvented himself. Violette Verdy, from Tchaikovsky to tenure. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, étoiles. Ben Stevenson, "sort of just happened." Nancy Raffa, journey from the heart --
New careers outside of ballet. Michael Byars, from barre to bar. Jeff Plourde, dancing into accounting. Erin Stiefel Inch, high EI --
Max Fuqua, soared again by diving --
Non-ballet careers related to dance. Amanda Ose, her dream came true. Linda Hamilton, Ph. D., solutions in psychology. Joysanne Sidimus, Canadian collaborations. Jim Sohm, mentored mentor. Robin Hoffman, stage to page to WorldWide Web. Christopher Nelson, reverse transition --
Appendix A, map of innovation and transition --
Appendix B, transition tips --
Appendix C, adaptive skills and personal qualities --
Appendix D, career transition resources --
Appendix E, dancer master list.
Responsibility: Nancy Upper ; foreword by Kevin McKenzie.
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The average length of a professional dancer's career is 10 to 15 years. Motivated by her own career transition, author Nancy Upper interviewed former ballet dancers who have made successful  Read more...

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