What schools are best at getting students into top American ballet companies? For the vast majority, ballet training does not lead to a sustained career as a professional ballet dancer. To have a shot at the top, you likely had to do at least one of these three things: 1. Go to multiple summer programs, … Continue reading The Data-Driven Top School List (The “Corona Season” 2020 – 2021)
CORRECTION: Since we published this post, we have discovered an error in the dataset. Megan LeCrone appeared twice in the data for the 2020 - 2021 Season. There are 992 total dancers for this season. What are the hiring practices of the top 25 American ballet companies? Our Instagram - @datapointes We have broken down … Continue reading Hiring Part 3: The Corona Season
What are the hiring practices of different American ballet companies? Last time we looked at hiring and dancer retention, the focus was on the top 6 companies for the 2018 - 2019 season (https://pointes.data.blog/2019/05/12/youre-hired-fired/). This year at Data Pointes, we've followed up that data but also expanded analysis to the top 22 US companies (well, … Continue reading Hiring Revisited (Part 1)
What are the most common paths to getting into a top American ballet company? One of the major goals of Data Pointes is to aid in career decision-making by providing relevant data - empowering dancers, educators, and parents. After a lot of hard work, I am proud to announce the creation of The American Ballet … Continue reading Introducing The American Ballet Network
A hypothetical situation. You go to [Big Shot Company]'s summer intensive. They invite you to join their affiliate school year-round. Teenage you is floored by the immensity of this decision as are your parents. You'll have to move away from home but you think maybe it's worth it for a better chance at your dream company. What do you do?