danceprincess Posted July 20, 2013 Report Share Posted July 20, 2013 As I intensify my training, I was wondering what qualifies one as a professional dancer? Is it a dancer that has completed pre-professional or professional training programs? Is it a dancer who dances for a professional ballet company? Is it a dancer who receives their BFA or MFA in dance? Even though I'm an adult dancer who started late in my ballet training, I've been accepted into a pre professional 2 year program at a very well respected ballet academy here locally. This fall I will officially be a member of their pre-professional company (ensemble). Luckily, the company that I am training with has a strong relationship with DTH (as the directors are DTH alum) and when we had a masterclass with a DTH principal dancer they advised me on the professional training program that I should look into after I finish up this pre-professional program which I'm very interested in pursuing. I already know that it would be unlikely that I would become a prima ballerina at a major ballet company but my goals are a bit different when it comes to what I want to do with my ballet training. I just wanted to get an idea of what is considered a professional dancer in this industry. Thanks in advance for the feedback Quote Link to comment
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