These have been bothering me and I figure I might as well post them that way I can get a good range of answers.
1. Even though everyone is saying that dancers should be healthy and that companies aren't looking for the super-tiny dancers, everyone is still looking incredibly small. Whether they get there via drugs, eating disorders, or naturally fast metabolisms (when their lucky), what are companies looking for? I know very few want a bulky dancer, but should you be going for that muscle definition or the tres petite look?
2. What are the average ages of a new corps member, female? Now that there are more studio companies and apprenticeships does that mean the average age of a company member is raising?
3. Is it a better idea to audition for the studio company or the company company, or will the company make that decision?
There just doesn't seem to be any clear information about this in between point of a dancer's life. I am in between my small rural school and a company. I know I have the potential for a company spot, but it would be more realistic if I knew how to approach this whole situation.
How do we know which companies to audition for? And when? Should we request auditions or should we do the winter big audition tours? Or both, I figure to do both, if one doesn't work. Sorry for this being so long, I'm just nervous and naive-ly hopeful, but skeptical of the whole situation as well. Interesting mixture, any responses, whether to the questions or just in general, would be incredibly helpful, and GREATLY appreciated. Thank you and take care,
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