How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dancer?

Fight for the Future

Though the success of such television shows as So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars might suggest that interest in dance is on the upsurge in America, many ballet companies across the country are floundering. So what tactics can companies use to...
How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dancer?

Money Talks

For ballet companies to survive increasingly difficult financial times, many are looking to endowment funds as the answer. An endowment is donated money that an organization cannot generally access, but which generates interest that can be used toward the budget each...
How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dancer?

Ballet Benefits: Parties That Pay

“Anybody can do this; there is no magic to it,” says Alexander J. Dubé, executive director of Career Transition For Dancers, about staging a successful gala. Every year Dubé and his team put together a celebrity-filled evening of fun, glamour...
How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Dancer?

Dream Job, Nightmare Salary: Make It Work

With irregular cash flow and notoriously low wages, ballet dancers can have a tricky time keeping their bank accounts healthy—especially when they’d much rather focus on what’s happening at the barre than what’s happening in their checkbook. In...

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