Applying Successfully as a Dancer

Modul 1: Career Development

20.04.2023 | 11am - 5:30pm | Berlin
Uferstudios (Studio 6), Uferstraße 23 13357 Berlin

with Susan McDonald

In this workshop you will learn:

  • when and where auditions take place,
  • how to write a resume and a cover letter,
  • what choreographers want to see in a dance reel and
  • how to present yourself successfully at auditions.

Please bring your current application documents including an exemplary letter of motivation and your dance reel.
The event will be held in English. Questions can also be asked in German.

Contribution towards Expenses
5,00 EUR (plus service fee) for all dancers registered within DIS-TANZ-START as well as for all dancers entering the profession who have been/ are supported by DIS-TANZ-SOLO.
30,00 EUR (plus service fee) for all non-registered dancers starting their careers.

Registration deadline:

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Susan McDonald

The native New Zealander Susan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. After various project contracts in Australia and New Zealand, Susan traveled to London and danced with the Vienna Festival Ballet. In 1993, she joined the Nordharzer Städtebundtheater in Halberstadt, Germany, where she later collaborated with choreographer Tarek Assam. Between 2001 and 2010, Susan danced and worked as an assistant with the Tanzcompagnie Giessen under the direction of Tarek Assam. During this time she also founded the TanzArt Festival East/West with Tarek Assam. In 2012 Susan moved to Bielefeld and started working as a dance assistant at the Stadttheater Bielefeld under the direction of Gregor Zöllig. Since 2015, Susan is part of the team of the dance direction of the Tanztheater Braunschweig, Staatstheater Braunschweig together with Gregor Zöllig as rehearsal and training director. She is also responsible for dance planning. Since this season, Susan is now the deputy of Gregor Zöllig for the Tanztheater Braunschweig.


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