Magazine article Dance Spirit

THE NEW Dream Jobs

Magazine article Dance Spirit

THE NEW Dream Jobs

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These days, a dance career can look like a lot of different things- there's a seemingly infinite number of unconventional paths dancers can take. For our annual Careers Issue, we're highlighting just a few of the unique job options out there. Cover girl Lucy Vallely is a perfect example of a dancer carving out her own distinct path: At only 17, she's managed to become a burgeoning, in-demand choreographer on the comp circuit. Head to p. 32 to see what she plans to do next. And long gone are the days when scoring a full-time company gig was the be-all and end-all. In our "Doing the Hustle" (p. 38) feature, pros talk about why they turned to freelance jobs instead. We've also compiled more than 90 of this year's biggest auditions in our annual Auditions Guide. So whatever your career interests may be, we've got you covered.

Here are our editors' favorite stories this month:

KATHERINE BEARD, Assistant Editor, Digital

"As a former bunhead who dreaded auditions, I would've been a lot more at ease had 1 read this month's 'Director's Choice' fashion feature (p. 48), where casting directors give their tips on exactly what to wear. Auditions are hard enough without having to worry about what you should and shouldn't be wearing to get noticed. Whether you want to perform in a music video or dream of a gig on The Great White Way, this article takes all the guesswork out of your next audition #ootd, so you can free up that headspace for more important things-like the choreography. …

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