The continued development of strength that comes with having an honest work ethic, in my experience, is the only thing that can provide purpose, resilience, and longevity through success and through difficulty, in the unstable and often unpredictable career of a dancer.
Founded in 1989, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, also known as PAMA, is an organization made up of educators, artists, medical professionals, and administrators that share a common goal – improving the healthcare of the performing artist. Unlike the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), PAMA is not just dedicated to the art of dance, but rather includes all performing artists – such as musicians, dancers, and actors.
Opportunities at the Dance/USA conference range from practical, hands-on sessions, to discussions about more abstract ideas and ideals. This year the programming centered around themes such as equity and inclusion, social responsibility, technological change, and financing, but there were plenty of other topics that were brought to the table as well…
How many years have you been doing ballet? I started ballet at age 4, so I’ve been dancing for 23 years now (10 of those years professionally). What are some roles you’ve danced with Nashville Ballet? I began dancing at Nashville Ballet in 2010. Since I’ve been here, I’ve danced Lady Fortune in Nashville Ballet Artistic […]
By Samantha Hope Galler Layoff periods of up to five months gave me the opportunity to educate myself in and around the dance world. What I learned is invaluable. No matter where we stand in our careers there will always be a student inside of us striving to learn as we did in school. Although […]