“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.
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