How to Become a Professional Dancer
Hello, I’m 23 years old, and am studying at a performing-arts musical theatre school. I’m in my last year and decided I want to dance professionally. Dance is my passion; I live and breathe it. I dance everyday and take extra lessons to keep progressing with technique. I even assist my teachers every week with pure enjoyment.
I am wondering how to reach for my goal of becoming a professional dancer in a dance company. I have so much determination; its the key quality I have which has pushed me to improve rapidly. I’m basically wondering, am I too late? I study ballet, contemporary and musical theatre, have done tap, and begun Latin dancing as well. My main strengths are contemporary and ballet dancing. Please let me know before I make any choices out of my depth.
Our advice to you is to continue training with the best teachers you can find and start auditioning regularly. Learning how to audition is quite a process so get started! You are not too late – it’s never too late! If dance is coming out of your eyes, ears, mouth, body and most importantly – heart, then there is no reason to not give it your all to make it as a professional.
If this is what you really want to do and you are utterly committed to your technique and you consistently train and audition – then it’s only a matter of time until you’re right in the spot you imagined. Don’t let anyone cast doubt on you – reach for the stars! Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Thanks and happy dancing!