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Sascha Radetsky

Sascha Radetsky “Center Stage”, soloist, American Ballet Theatre

Something obvious but oftentimes overlooked or discounted is the aptitude to learn choreography quickly. Of course, the most spectacular of dancers can afford to lack this ability, but the rest of the dance world cannot, and the absorbent, focused dancer is universally appreciated. To learn quickly is another of those less conventional attributes that can be useful in achieving success as a dancer, especially if that dancer does not stand out in other ways.

Melissa Skoff

Los Angeles Casting Director: Melissa Skoff

Just as the actor has to trust him or herself in the choices they make, so does the casting director. Playing it “safe” on either side of the camera just isn’t interesting enough.

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Max McLean,The Screwtape Letters, Fellowship for the Performing Arts

Max McLean, star of the blazing hot adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS talks about the challenges of performing this devious character and the importance of humor and trust in conveying powerful ideas to an audience.

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John Lloyd Young, “Jersey Boys”, Tony Winner

It is your absolute obligation as a business person selling a product to make it as easy as possible for someone to learn about that product. You can’t complain that you’re not getting opportunities if you’re not making yourself as available as possible. You should always be letting the people who are hiring know where they can come see you in something, or if you’re right for something. It’s your responsibility to let them know about it.

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Director: Reg Flowers, Arts Education – 52nd Street Project, New York

When we volunteer we make a choice to make it about something larger than ourselves—our world our community, the next generation, whatever. We also benefit from a first hand knowledge that what we do is making a difference—a difference that matters to us. I see this demonstrated again and again with professionals from all over the industry.