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Classically educated ballerina who trained under John X. Smith. Passionate about bringing the beauty and art of dance to underserved populations. Credentials include dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy for the Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker (2010-2013) and dancing as Juliet in in the Oklahoma City Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet (2013-2016). Exceptional ability to work with children and get them hooked on dance. Mastery of moves, such as pirouettes and grand jetes; 110 pounds, 5 feet 11 inches tall.
- Performed major roles in Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and other ballets.
- Worked with choreographers to refine steps.
- Attended dance classes and conducted gym workouts to stay at a high fitness level.
- Taught two ballet classes to children ages 5-7 and 8-11.
- Used stories and strict routines to keep students on track.
- Recognized as Oklahoma City Ballet’s Instructor of the Year in 2015.
- Danced major roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, La Bayadere, and Jill Doe’s Awakening.
- Posed for pictures and signed autographs at community events and before/after shows.
- Featured in The Oregonian’s Arts section several times.
- Led fitness classes for aspiring teenage ballet dancers.
- Coordinated choir rehearsals, piano recitals, and other musical events at a church with a congregation of 1,000+.
- Played the piano at several weddings per year.
- Helped students of all ages discover music, ballet, acting, and choreography.
- Founded church ballet club for hobbyists.
- Raised more than $50,000 through several ballet club fund drives.
Enjoy anything related to music, film, and performance. Working on improving piano and mime techniques. Weak spot for British murder mysteries.
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Dance CV Must-Haves
What Does Dance Do?
There are so many kinds of dance, but at its essence the field aims to move and entertain people through performance, be it ballet, hip-hop, tap, or something else. This dance CV example is based on what a ballerina may write; you should tailor your CV to your specific dance expertise and to the job you’re interested in. Older or retired dancers may move into teaching or choreography, and some use the job to encourage physical fitness rather than to entertain. Dependability, stress tolerance, and an attention to detail are key elements that many successful dancers share. Persistence and creativity are two other important traits.
Tips for Creating a Great Dance CV
You should have a few ideas about the direction you want for your CV. However, there are good best practices to follow, so check them out:
-Include awards, accolades, and reviews. They demonstrate that other people have recognized the quality of your work.
-Use metrics, such as number of students taught or average number of people attending performances. You can also include how much weight you can lift, and so on.
-Keep your hobbies section positive. Don’t include potentially controversial activities, so be careful if including politics or religious organizations.
-Note any special or difficult dance moves that you are able to perform well.
-Include a link to an online portfolio. There, you can showcase clips from your performances, and let employers see you in action.
-Don’t forget to proofread your CV for typos and grammatical errors.
-List information such as your height and weight only when doing so is standard in the field (it is for ballet dancers). If you were applying for a job as a lawyer, you would not list such information.