Is it too late to be a professional dancer?

I am almost 16, and I have been dancing for more than 9 years. I have been on pointe for a little over 6 months. I have been training at more of a recreational level, but have discovered a passion for dancer, and would like to go further. Would it be possible, if i got myself in a more intensive company, to become a pro?

Asked By: - 12/31/2012
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For ballet, it is too late. At your age you would have to be company ready and not en pointe for only 6 months with recreational not professional training. Training is expected to be complete at age 16 when you would apprentice with a professional ballet company and join as corps de ballet about 6 months later, not... More
Answered By: mintchips49 - 12/31/2012
Additional Answers (7)
Well first of all ITS POSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING OR BECOME ANYTHING!! so yes you can become a professional dancer if you work hard and try hard. Don't give up hun! Its never to late to do anything with your life!
Answered By: Piper - 12/31/2012
It is never to late to do what you enjoy. there is a woman who has been dancing for free for nearly 50 years because she enjoys it and people need some excitement. your still very young use your flexibly and strength while you can. You will start to feel it when u get older im only 18 and because of my constant running... More
Answered By: Braedon - 12/31/2012
Anything's possible! I like to believe that us humans can do things beyond our imagination and sometimes further than what we actually set our minds to. Keep hope alive!
Answered By: dancerbunny13 - 12/31/2012
I think it is very possible, as long as your build up strength in your feet and endurance. The only thing is dancing will not be a permanent career, so make sure you have a backup in case of injury or age!
Answered By: Songalo - 12/31/2012
I don't see why you couldn't be a professional dancer. If you are willing to put it hard work, you can go very far in the professional dance industry.
Answered By: Lou - 12/31/2012
Even the word 'impossible' has 'possible' in it. So maybe if you do start taking pre-professional ballet classes now, you could make it as a professional dancer. To be in the Trainee program at Los Angeles Ballet, you have to be at least 19. They pick them from the highest level of the dancers in their summer intensive... More
Answered By: Desire! - 12/31/2012
You really need to find a studio that offers you a full-time dance course now otherwise it will be to late. If you have the natural ability you should be able to. You would get the best indicator from your dance teacher so jut ask them. It would take a lot of dedication and hard work to get there but you should be able... More
Answered By: Madison Essery - 1/1/2013
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