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Dance Boss Podcast

Nov 25, 2021

Let’s face it, mental abuse in our dance education system is alive and kicking!

When I was in school, we were taught to strive for perfection, compare ourselves to our peers, and give our lives over to dance, forsaking anything else.

We weren’t taught to advocate for ourselves, make a budget, plan our days, or even how to stay motivated.

I can’t lie. I learned this way, so when I started teaching, I taught this way.

But I soon realized that fear-based teaching didn’t work for me. I didn’t feel good about my relationship with my students, and we all were burned out.

So instead of using fear, I started teaching confidence!

I realized that I have the power to create dance companies that empower, support, and motivate dancers to be their best selves mentally and physically.

You have that power too!

In episode #146 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I sit down with Susanne Puerschel and we have a fantastic conversation about her life and her newest company R.I.S.E. Media, a platform and community that helps performing artists and companies generate multiple streams of income, building sustainability, and financial and artistic freedom.

We also talk:

  • The importance of having a coach and asking for help
  • Knowing and owning your superpowers without shame
  • Differences between how the arts are valued in Europe and America
  • And so much more!

I was amazed by the parallels in both Susanne’s and my story, especially when we spoke about the many shifts she had to make before finding what felt good for her life. 

There will be some things that we have to release, and there will be some things that we have to embrace in order to build the lives that we want.

So tell me friend, what do you need to release to build the life you want?


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