Could I ever become a professional contemporary dancer?
I am 24 years old and I danced for nearly 15 years when I was younger. I did ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and everything else you can imagine. I attended Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theater summer intensives, and was part of a pre-professional repertoire company for several years. However, my senior year of high school I had to quit dance because I needed major reconstructive knee surgery which would involve a year recovery and which I had neither the emotional/mental strength nor the money for at the time. After six years of trying to convince myself that my life was okay without dance, I finally had the surgery that I needed. My question is, if, once I'm fully recovered in a few months, I started taking classes on a regular basis again, and worked hard on my own, would it be possible for me to become a dancer with a contemporary company within the next few years? I was a late bloomer in the ballet world (I didn't start that until I was 11) but within one year of starting, I was accepted into Houston Ballet, so I'm counting on this background to help me out again. I've decided I just can't live without dance in my life, and I miss performing more than anything else! Please give me advice!
Asked By: Lauren - 2/17/2012
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To become a professional dancer, you need the body, facility and musicality required for a career in dance. Then you need years of intense training and luck. Six years off is a real problem. I suppose it is possible but highly improbable. It takes 10 years to "make a leg" in dance and although contemporary dance... More
Answered By: mintchips49 - 2/17/2012
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Of course! You're still young enough to have a professional career. I hear it's pretty hard work though! Well, I know it is but that's only because I hear it! lol... More
Answered By: Ash - 2/17/2012
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