Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

All About Agents & Casting Directors

April 07, 2022 Impact Dance Adjudicators Season 3 Episode 98
Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast
All About Agents & Casting Directors
Show Notes

Guests - Jim Keith and Jason Styres

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor

In Episode 98 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, casting director Jason Styres and dance agent Jim Keith sit down with Courtney and Lesley to explain what their respective roles are in relation to professional dancers, and how competitive dance can be a great training tool for the commercial dance world.

Topics Include:

  • How to cultivate a good relationship with casting directors, and why reputation matters
  • What agents do (and do not do)
  • Why having a digital footprint is important for competitive dancers wanting to pursue a professional career 

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  • Jim Keith - @jimkeith76

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