Travelling in New Directions to Find Centre

Dana was unexpectedly set upon the path toward a second career when her critically-acclaimed, hard-hitting performances came to a halt in 1999 after tearing her ACL in a performance with Holy Body Tattoo in New York. Read on for her transition story and how the event catalysed an unexpected career move. 

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The USA Loses a Great Champion of Dancer Transition

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our American transition colleague, Alexander J. Dubé. Alex led the USA’s Career Transition For Dancers from 2001 – 2015. A former dancer, manager, and advocate for better working and socio-economic conditions for dancers, Alex’s concern and compassion for dancers was at the forefront of all he did. 

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Of Companies and Coursework: Pursuing higher education throughout a professional performing career

Jacqueline Straughan started her professional career with the The National Ballet of Canada. After moving to Salt Lake City’s Ballet West, Jacqueline began the journey of studying for her Bachelor of Science Business Degree in Green & Sustainable Enterprise Management while working as a dancer. She recently graduated from the University of Phoenix and has been promoted to Principal Dancer at Oregon Ballet Theatre for their 2016/17 season. Read on for her tips on pursuing dance and academics simultaneously, and find out how her studies unexpectedly benefited her dance career. 

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