As a former professional dancer, I have personally experienced the unique rewards, challenges and pressures that come with a career as a performing artist. I believe that Life Coaching, can make a difference in the quality of life for dancers, supporting them in both achieving their goals and coping with setbacks. Read more
Life Coaching gives you the time and space to focus on the person behind the dancer, keeping your well-being in balance with the demands of your profession. The power of Life Coaching is that it enables you to clarify your goals and to recognize the resources you have within yourself to achieve them. It has the potential to change both how you experience yourself and how others experience you!More about Life Coaching
Many people switch jobs in their lifetime, yet the transition from a professional dance career to new role in the workplace has its own unique challenges. Your world changes in so many ways: not just because you are pursuing new interests and learning new skills. Consider the fact that you you are developing a new kind of relationship with your own body and with your social environment.More about Career Transition
You may have had a less conventional career path than some of the other candidates you are competing with for a job, but you can trust that your background as a professional dancer will set you apart. It may even be the decisive factor in hearing the words, ''You're hired!"
Interview in Dutch Dance Magazine-Life Coach Lisa Ross-Marcus: Dancers too often believe they have to do everything well.
In it's regular series ''for the love of dance'' The Dutch Dance Magazine has shined the spotlight on Life coaching for dancers though an extensive interveiw with me. For those of you who don't read Dutch, I am posting an English translation of the original by journalist Astrid Van Leeuwen. "Figuring out what you want to do after a dance career means staying close to yourself - and then also daring to say ''no''. It's like training a muscle: the more you practice, the more your desires gain power and form."
The tradition of offering a special Christmas program, such as the Nutcracker, Cinderella, or another family oriented performance, is still going strong. I realize now how much society takes for granted the extra hard work dancers put in during the holiday season, while most people are taking time off, slowing down, and breaking routines.