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


“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”.



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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