Some choices, like teaching or Pilates certification, seem a natural extension of a dance career. Others are more surprising and require specialized education or talent: lawyers, physicians, illustrators, filmmakers, fragrance designers. All the choices are inspiring for dancers who are considering their own next steps.
In the following pages, you'll meet 10 artists who've found fulfillment offstage, whether as a career change or on the side while continuing to dance. Their stories offer yet more evidence that the discipline and drive it takes to become a dancer will lead you to success in just about anything you put your mind to.
Please enjoy. And if you have a second career story of your own to tell, contact me at email@example.com.
Karen Hildebrand, Editor