Life Of A Slasher – working in the creative industry: dancer, model, producer, choreographer, dance teacher, VIP hostess, event manager, whatever you need


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“you consider me the best actor slash model… and not the other way around.” (Zoolander, 2001)

So, most people can probably identify what their job is in around less than 5  words, maybe you are thinking about this now. Well, that’s pretty impossible for me and for most of my friends working in the same industry this is a conversation that’s been had more times than I can count and we still don’t really know how to manage it. This is what I want to say:

I work as a dancer/model/producer/choreographer/dance teacher/VIP hostess/event manager/whatever you need

Too much information!

Lately I have been opting for this:

“My background is as a dancer but I work in Production and Choreography now so I still perform but work as a Creative”

A bit boring but a bit more specific.

In my head my work roles are divided with all these slashes and I hear dancers saying it all the time, “I’m a dancer/actor”, “I’m a dancer/singer”, “I’m a dancer/model”.

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Wow, so how is it possible to be all these different people and wear all these different hats?

It aint easy.

Sometimes I feel like it would be easier if I could actually remove my brain and insert a fresh one for each job, there is so much information to juggle. Wurzel gummidge might have been on to something. If you don’t know who he is he was a children’s TV character who was a scarecrow and he had different heads for different occasions. Confused? If you’ve got 10 minutes to waste have a look at this clip or else skip to 3 mins in for a crash course.

Worzel Gummidge – handsome head

Anyway,  I thought I’d try my hand at a blog this year and give you a little insight into the life of being a dancer/model/producer/choreographer/dance teacher/VIP hostess/event manager/whatever you need.

Hopefully you’ll find it interesting and even sign up which will give me the kick up the arse I will need to keep it going past January.

Thanks for reading

 

 

 

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