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A Ballet Dancer Resume

A Ballet Dancer Resume

Ballet Dancer Resume

www.indeed.com)BallSubmitting a professional dance resume when auditioning for opportunities within the industry can help both established and new dancers to get the part. Dance resumes are different than traditional resumes, so it's important to know what to include in order to display your best qualities. In this article, we explain what to include on a dance resume along with a template, example and steps that will help you draft your own.

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Including personal information such as height and weight is considered a no-no in traditional resumes, but it's generally a must in dance resumes because some dance employers have limitations owing to the size of their costumes. While some sources will say to include other information, such as your eye color and hair color, few directors find this information useful, so it's best to leave it out. Including a small professional photograph of yourself on your dance resume is a better alternative. (Source: www.monster.ca)

 

Directors want a quick tool from which to gauge a dancer’s suitability for a role or position in a company, or a student’s ability to fit into a certain level or program. They don’t want a biography. Highlight your greatest achievements and necessary skills that will make you the best fit for whatever you are applying for. (Source: ballethub.com Directors want a quick tool from which to gauge a dancer’s suitability for a role or position in a company, or a student’s ability to fit into a certain level or program. They don’t want a biography. Highlight your greatest achievements and necessary skills that will make you the best fit for whatever you are applying for. (Source:ballethub.com))

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The next section should address the student’s dance education and training; which schools were attended and when, what styles of dance, and which notable teachers the student trained with. It is important to only list teachers with whom the student has trained with consistently, not just one or two master classes, or conventions. Be sure to include any scholarships the student was awarded, this shows a program’s confidence in a student’s potential and the student’s work ethic. This section does not need to include the student’s academic school. (Source: ballethub.com)

Listing roles and repertoire gets tricky. Established dancers can fall into the trap of including too much in an effort to show how experienced they are, but an overly detailed list is unwieldy. “I don’t need to know you did ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ for eight years,” says Carney. “When I see featured roles, the assumption is you did corps work, as well. The important thing is to get a snapshot of where you are right now.” If you’ve only danced corps parts, include them, but edit it to highlight the most important or noteworthy ballets. (Source: pointemagazine.com)

 

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