Carlos Acosta, a principal at The Royal Ballet and one of the most well-known dancers ever, will retire from the classical stage during the summer of 2016. However, he's already begun to lay his next plans: Running his own dance company.

There's a warm and fuzzy feeling when dancers you've been following for years finally make it to the top. Of course, just making it into a company is a remarkable accomplishment and something to be proud of. But if there's one thing successful dancers have in common, it's that they never settle. And the corps is great until you're ready to be a soloist...and so on.

Published November 25, 2009
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Published November 24, 2009
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Published November 24, 2009
Using everything you’ve got—and tapping everyone you know—is the key to building a career.more »
Published November 24, 2009
Does it have to be one or the other? More and more dancers are realizing that they don’t need to make a choice—a BFA or BA program can open new doors to a world of dance opportunities. As Pointe intern and Mercyhurst College student Michelle Conroy says, “College made me realize that training …more »