Conversations with Katie – August 2014

Your questions answered! Today I cover everything from company life to ballet styles, to more audition secrets, pointe shoes, and determination. If you have a question you would like me to answer in future videos, please feel free to comment below!

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  1. Hi Katie! I’m 22 and just started taking open ballet classes at Pacific Northwest Ballet for the first time since early childhood. I fell in love after the first class. I have no illusions of becoming a professional, but I’m more than casually interested in it – I really would like to learn to dance ballet! I have a freelance job that gives me flexible hours and more freedom to spend time on other things, but I wanted to hear your opinion on if it is possible to learn ballet to a more advanced level even though I am too old to be a professional, and if you have any suggestions or tips for me. Thanks so much!

  2. I am interested in knowing the income/salaries ranges of corp de ballet, soloists and principals in a major company. I am only asking about the salary ranges, not anyone’s specific income level. Do they provide benefits such as medical insurance or life insurance? What is covered in your contract and what is excluded? I want to know in general how much money ballet dancers make per year in major companies at lowest level to highest levels. Thanks.

  3. I really like your youtube videos. I took up ballet as a hobby as an adult. I often travel for work (I am not a performer) so I cannot go to the studio to take classes while I am away. I really like your video because I can still do ballet while I am on the road.

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