Ballet Dancers In Career Transition

Author: Nancy Upper
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786418192
Size: 33.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ballet Dancers In Career Transition. A professional dancer's career, like a professional athlete's, lasts an average of 10 to 15 years. Once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable, but dancers still have many years of adult life ahead. The challenge for many is making the transition into a new career. Motivated by her own career transition, author Nancy Upper interviewed former ballet dancers who made successful transitions into new careers after they stopped performing. Part 1 of the book features dancers who remained in ballet-related careers. Part 2 features four individuals who chose careers outside the field of dance. Part 3 focuses on dancers who pursued non-dance careers that help dancers and other performing artists. Appendices include the marketable qualities dancers develop as a result of their training, career transition tips, transition resources, and a graph mapping the transition process.

Creative Careers

Author: Elaina Loveland
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 9781932662344
Size: 47.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Creative Careers. Offers a job description, training and educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary for various careers in the arts, including acting, writing, and dancing, and also provides interviews with people working these fields.

Job Hunter S Sourcebook

Author: Bohdan Romaniuk
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414407845
Size: 52.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Job Hunter S Sourcebook. Here is the essential, updated resource job seekers need to develop a complete strategy for their job searches. Alphabetically arranged by career, the Sourcebook lists sources of help wanted ads, employer directories, employment agencies, placement services, electronic resources, and other information sources for 216 specific careers. New profiles on careers such as event planner, forensic scientist and tissue engineer have been added as well. Also included are helpful e-mail and Web site addresses, along with new information on networking to further assist users in their searches.

Job Hunters Sourcebook

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787659349
Size: 24.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Job Hunters Sourcebook. Job Hunter's Sourcebook pulls together all the research and resources needed for a successful job hunt into one central place. Included in this edition are 13,867 entries -- entries may appear in multiple sections. Part One profiles 216 high-interest professional and vocational occupations, from accountant and aircraft mechanic to sports official and stockbroker. A Master List of Profiled Professions lists alternate, popular, synonymous, and related job titles and links them to the jobs profiled, providing quick access to information sources on specific occupations by all their variant names. Entries contain complete contact information and are arranged by type of resource. Part Two serves as a clearinghouse in organizing the wide-ranging information available to today's job seeker. It features such topics as resume resources, alternative ways to work, and opportunities for a diverse work force. Sources of Essential Job-Hunting Information addresses 32 employment topics, such as resume writing, interviewing skills, employment issues for disabled workers, working from home, and electronic job search information. Each category features a multitude of sources, including reference works, online and database services, software programs, and more. Entries contain complete contact information.Also included is The Index to Information Sources which alphabetically lists all of the publications, organizations, electronic resources, and other sources of job-hunting information.

Mao S Last Dancer

Author: Li Cunxin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080272812X
Size: 20.49 MB
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Mao S Last Dancer. At the age of eleven, Li Cunxin was one of the privileged few selected to serve in Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution by studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Having known bitter poverty in his rural China home, ballet would be his family's best chance for a better future. From one hardship to another, Cunxin demonstrated perseverance and an appetite for success that led him to be chosen as one of the first two people to leave Mao's China and go to American to dance on a special cultural exchange. But life in the U.S. was nothing like his communist indoctrination had led him to believe. Ultimately, he defected to the west in a dramatic media storm, and went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for sixteen years. This inspiring story of passion, resilience, and a family's love captures the harsh reality of life in Mao's communist China and the exciting world of professional dance. This compelling memoir includes photos documenting Li's extraordinary life.