Ballet Dancers In Career Transition

Author: Nancy Upper
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786418192
Size: 23.66 MB
Format: PDF
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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: 59.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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: 27.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 34.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Life In Motion

Author: Misty Copeland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481479814
Size: 45.88 MB
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Life In Motion. Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

Dancing Through It

Author: Jenifer Ringer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815150X
Size: 43.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dancing Through It. “A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.

Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina

Author: Michaela DePrince
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755139
Size: 15.78 MB
Format: PDF
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Taking Flight From War Orphan To Star Ballerina. The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company. "Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life. At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary First Position, as well as on Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America, and Nightline. In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars. “A story of great courage that all women—young and old—should read.” —Tina Brown From the Hardcover edition.