GUIDE TO BEING A FREELANCE DANCER: Earning Money
Not being able to earn enough money is perhaps the most significant turn-off for those considering a career in dance. Freelancers are generally employed on a project-basis, resulting in an inconsistent and often unpredictable income.
In Part 5, Shivaangee speaks to a cross-section of classical Indian dancers who are building a professional dance career in today’s industry; they explain their choices around income, employment and budgeting.
This series is designed to demystify the professional dance career and illustrate the ins and outs of working as a freelance dancer in the UK. Each part of the series has a specific focus and features personal reflections from those with expertise. While this series is intended for freelance dancers, many of the insights are applicable across the creative professions.
(Photo credits from top to bottom: Gorm Ashurst, Cheng Peng, Simon Richardson, Simon Richardson, Simon Richardson)