Associations, Networks, + Other Organizations
Many dance associations, networks, and organizations offer not only networking opportunities but also administrative and/or financial support for producing your work, as well as information related to job openings, upcoming auditions, grant opportunities, and obtaining health benefits.
Choreographers + Companies
Performance, Rehearsal, + Educational Venues
Talent Agencies + Unions
Grant Funding Organizations
Jobs + Auditions
Dancer + Choreographer Reels
A reel is one of the most important things you will need to promote and market yourself. Be sure to watch a wide variety of reels from other dancers and choreographers that you admire, to get a sense of what the current industry standard is, and what the creative possibilities might be.
Consider creating a YouTube channel. This has been a very effective marketing tool for many dancers and a way to reach a larger audience. Daniel "Cloud" Campos (seen above) is an American dancer, director, choreographer, and actor who started breakdancing at the age of 11. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the dance industry, he joined Madonna in 2004 on her Re-Invention World Tour, and again in 2006 on her Confessions Tour. "Cloud" has been working as a professional dancer for well over fifteen (15) years, and has successfully morphed his dance career into that of a multi-faceted performance artist.
Other Marketing Must-Haves