Start Sharing – Rachel Neville Marketing Series Pt 4

So, in the previous posts we talked about who you are as a dancer, artist, teacher, cupcake eater… and then we looked into who you might like to serve with your content, who you want to connect with.  This group is your target audience. What are their interests? What do they like to do for fun,…

Networking

So my husband is also a photographer, some of my clients know that but most of the time it doesn’t come up. David is a stills photographer in the film and television industry, he’s the guy that works on the sets and takes the publicity photos you see in magazines. He occasionally does the ‘gallery’…

Dance Marketing. Let’s go!

Marketing.  It’s a vague, distant word for many dancers, something that companies and corporations do, right?  Not any more. So many businesses and dance companies fail every year (the statistics are pretty depressing so we won’t go there).  I have a hunch that often this has to do with more energy and resources allocated to producing, only leaving…

You Got the Job – Now What? Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Rachel Neville Photography Audition and Marketing Video Series for Dancers looks at a topic you don’t hear too much about.  It might be a topic you haven’t even thought about throughout the audition preparation process.  What happens after you get the job? Watch Episode 6 NOW Your journey as a dancer  doesn’t…

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone: Rachel Neville Photography Video 5

In this episode, from our Marketing and Career Tips for Dancers Video Series, we are talking about the importance of community support as you prepare for dance auditions, go on auditions and manage dance career decisions. Support and community are key to a successful dance career and today’s dancers are poised to access the resources…

Dig In

Bear with the preamble here, I’ll get right to the point of ‘dig in’ in just a minute, but I had a 25 hour period that, if I’m really real about it, might just help some of you out there. A few nights ago, right as I was putting my two kids to bed, I came down with some…

The Audition Results Are In – Congratulations Dancers!

This is the time of year I just love, the emails start coming in from my dancers sharing their joy at finding contracts and detailing their audition experiences. I’m so lucky, yes I get to work with amazing artists, but I also work with dancers who really take their careers and marketing seriously. We see…

Strength over Fear: Career Advice for Dancers

If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return. ― Deepak Chopra Dancer: Harper Watters, Houston Ballet  Photo: Rachel Neville Dancers, think about your true strength and the ways in which you can prepare for opportunities and overcome challenges while staying true to your art,…

Mid-Week Motivation for Dancers: Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. ― Nelson Mandela Dancer: Alexandra Terry Photo Rachel Neville Remember these words when you need dance audition advice, confidence for mid-career changes or motivation to get to class, get in the studio and get on stage. Have courage, dancers, and you will triumph over…

Dance Audition Photo Shoot Lessons from Dancer Laura Anne Wallace

Recently, Laura Anne Wallace came into the Long Island City studio for dance audition photos.  We had a great photo shoot and afterwards had the chance to talk about what the dance audition photo shoot experience was like for Laura Anne, what her dance goals are, and what advice she has to share with her…

3 Things to Do for Your Dance Career in the New Year

The internet is abuzz with new year advice – from best of lists to performance highlights, to mantras for better living. Here, I am ready to kick off the new year with some must do dance career tips.  So keep your New Year’s resolution going strong throughout 2016 and make this the year you take the…