Jump to content
Ballet Talk for Dancers

Age for First Contract


KitriFan

Recommended Posts

I've been following the thread 'Do you have to be the best?' and was surprised when Ms Leigh mentioned that getting a contract at under 20 years old wasn't very common anymore. Now I wonder what the normal age range for getting a full company contract is? Would it still be possible for a female at 24 or 25, if she'd gone to college and done a traineeship or apprenticeship with a company first?

Link to post
  • Administrators
Victoria Leigh

Anything is possible, KitriFan, and there are no statistics that I know of in terms of "normal age range" for getting a contract. :)

Link to post

Thanks Ms Leigh. So it's not unheard of that older dancers get contracts too?

I'll be 23 next season and will probably be working with a small company/school, but most likely not as a full company member yet, and am just curious whether my age will be a problem when looking for jobs.

Link to post
  • Administrators
Victoria Leigh

Depends on the company, I guess, but I do think that some college grads do get jobs. :)

Link to post
Momof3darlings

Yes, some college grads are getting jobs, well what is offered as a starting job these days. By this I mean, if the starting rank into a company must be through the Trainee/2nd company program then college grads are sometimes getting those offers as are high school grads. Just like it is rare to get a corp contract out of high school, it is also rare to get a corp contract straight out of college. There are some college exceptions to that (again based on dancer continued focus), but it is possible.

Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...