ConstanzaElisabeth Posted October 22, 2008 Report Share Posted October 22, 2008 I got my BFA in Ballet when I was 20...a year and a half ago. Since then, things careerwise haven't really worked out, and I'm feeling very limited because I am now getting married to a man who is set in this city for the next couple of years at least, with his job and school and kid and ex-wife...I plan on auditioning for all of the ballet and modern companies in the area, but there don't seem to be any where I think I would be able to get a job, and competing with the many talented and in-shape dancers currently at the University makes me even less confident of my ability to get a job here. I am taking classes at studios to keep in shape, but its nothing more than maintenance and certainly won't get me ready (again) for any job that I might get. So, I've been thinking of starting another BFA, this time in Modern. The U has just as good of a modern program as ballet, and it would certainly get me in shape and back in the dance world, ready for contemporary and modern auditions. My build is better suited to modern, and I know its harder as ballet dancers get older to get a start in the ballet world. I know that was a bit of a long and somewhat aimless explanation of my situation, but does anyone have advice? Would it be worth it? Could I be a valuable dancer at 25-27 with a ballet degree and a partial or complete modern degree(depending on when we move)? Quote Link to comment
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