Joe Tremaine of Tremaine Dance Conventions interviews dance agents, choreographers and dancers of all ages who contribute to give you tips on pursuing your professional dance career. Advice from Keri LaGrand, Lindsay Webb, Jerry Evans, Shelli Margheritis, Tim O’Brien and Zach Woodlee.
Agents and Clients Working Together
By Joe Tremaine
Two Dance agents, a dance choreographer and dancer discuss the agent performer relationship. Great insight and tips in dance training from agents Shelli Margheritis and Tim O’Brien, choreographer Zach Woodlee, and dancer Tony Bellissimo.
Julie McDonald is the pioneer of Dance Agents! She began as a professional dancer and eventually owned a professional dance studio in Los Angeles. After a debilitating injury, Julie was looking for a different career path. Through research and hard work she dedicated herself to dance and decided to become an agent for dancers because they needed representation and a voice in the industry. Prior to this, that simply did not exist. The first Dance Agent! She now represents Choreographers which was an easy transition as many dancers are excellent choreographers. She helps them share their creativity with her vast knowledge of the business.
In part 2 of this video Julie McDonald shares a great deal of insight about all things dance and the business. Take a look!
“There is no real school for Choreographers. The art of Choreography is passed down from generation to generation.” – Julie McDonald