Where should I start to get a job?
This is my first time applying for a job I don't have much experience but I do know that I wanted to pursue a career in the performing arts where should I start?
Can you give me more context to this question? The answer currently feels kind of obvious that you would just start applying to jobs at theater companies near you or volunteering there to get experience and make connections. Is there something more specific you're thinking about?
First off I want to say working in the performing arts is such an amazing experience. I’ve been choreographing for 10 years now and I have been teaching for 7 years. I would suggest you ask yourself what area in the performing arts would you like to focus? I started teaching in a dance studio after being recruited from an audition I did. I had no experience with teaching but I did choreograph for my dance team I founded in high school along with other events. It was a very different experience working in a studio by myself but I adapted well and learned so much. There are many places to start off in the performing arts. Ask yourself what would you like to focus on? If you are into theatre, you could intern for a company or even try to start at a theatre where plays are performed. You could be an usher for a performing arts center where productions are held. You could stop by theatres and ask if they are looking for tech help with lighting or sound. I would suggest you allow yourself to be adventurous and explore. Visit theatres, visit studios and ask if you can peak in or watch and take notes. Don’t be afraid to volunteer and reach out to high school theatre and dance programs. The best way to go about it is find the need. I am now the owner of my own creative arts studio and I started off with just a passion for the arts just like you. There is hope, all you need is the drive and passion
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