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Author Upper, Nancy, 1943-

Title Ballet dancers in career transition : sixteen success stories / Nancy Upper ; foreword by Kevin McKenzie
Published Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., [2004]


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Description vii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Other careers in ballet. Edward Villella, reinvented himself. Violette Verdy, from Tchaikovsky to tenure. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride, étoiles. Ben Stevenson, "sort of just happened." Nancy Raffa, journey from the heart -- New careers outside of ballet. Michael Byars, from barre to bar. Jeff Plourde, dancing into accounting. Erin Stiefel Inch, high EI -- Max Fuqua, soared again by diving -- Non-ballet careers related to dance. Amanda Ose, her dream came true. Linda Hamilton, Ph.D., solutions in psychology. Joysanne Sidimus, Canadian collaborations. Jim Sohm, mentored mentor. Robin Hoffman, stage to page to WorldWide Web. Christopher Nelson, reverse transition -- Appendix A, map of innovation and transition -- Appendix B, transition tips -- Appendix C, adaptive skills and personal qualities -- Appendix D, career transition resources -- Appendix E, dancer master list
Summary "The average length of a professional dancer's career is 10 to 15 years. As with professional athletes, once the prime years of physical prowess have passed, retirement is inevitable - yet there are still many years of adult life ahead. Making the transition to a new career is challenging." "Motivated by her own career transition, the author interviewed former ballet dancers who have successfully moved into new careers after they stopped performing."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-254) and index
Subject Ballet dancers -- Biography.
Career changes -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Biography.
Case studies.
Case studies.
LC no. 2004002927
ISBN 0786418192 softcover alkaline paper