Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 107 - Find Success

Ep. 107 – Find Success

Episode 107: From Fear to Intuition: How to find your own path to success with Susanne Puerschel


As a dancer, are you following someone else’s dream or your own? Do you have dreams of becoming a famous professional ballet dancer? Who do you think you need to be in order to be successful in the dance industry?

My guest today is Susanne Puerschel, a former professional ballet dancer and founder of Pointe to Rise, an empowerment society and online business platform for ballerinas and other dancers. Susanne is passionate about moving beyond old beliefs and systems that no longer serve dancers and dance teachers and finding new and better ways of doing things. In this episode, we’ll take a look at these questions and talk about breaking down some negative beliefs that are probably not serving you, and instead finding your path to your own dreams. We’ll also be talking about the concepts of being a well-rounded dancer and a starving artist, as well as three mindset tools that are helping Susanne that might help you too.

Susanne shares so much wisdom for dancers and artists alike who have big dreams. If you're considering a professional ballet or dance career, or if you're the one helping others along the journey to their professional dance careers, I invite you to listen to this episode! “Anything is possible as long as you believe in it.”

 “Right now, we’re creating machines that just work. We don't create creatives that bring something to the stages that actually lure people back into the audiences that come and want to actually see individuals. Even if you're in a core, you still can be your own person. We’re not talking about being the same as Lily in front of you; we’re only talking about matching the movements, and that’s different. I think the lines have been blurred over the past couple decades.”

– Susan Puerschel

Key Highlights –

  • [1m 49s] – About Susanne
  • [4m 02s] – How Susanne’s Dream Evolved
  • [8m 22s] – Dream Advice for Dancers/Teachers
  • [11m 24s] – Training Our Minds
  • [13m 44s] – Discipline for Dancers
  • [15m 28s] – Three Mindset Tools
  • [18m 35s] – Well-Rounded Artists
  • [20m 00s] – Bigger Vision of Training
  • [25m 14s] – Talking About Individuality with Dancers
  • [27m 09s] – How Susanne Defines Success for Herself
  • [28m 42s] – The “Starving Artist” Mentality

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Susanne Puerschel


Susanne Puerschel is a dynamic and accomplished business leader with over 10 years of experience building and growing her own successful business. With a long career as a performer spanning over two decades, she brings a unique perspective to the intersection of technology and the arts. Born and raised in East Germany, she has overcome numerous challenges to achieve her success.

As a mother of three boys, she is a passionate advocate for women's leadership, arts and entrepreneurship. She has been actively involved in the arts community as a community builder, podcast host, and registered author. Her podcast, Pointe To Rise, has become a popular platform for exploring the intersection of art, technology, and business. In her work as a business leader, she has demonstrated a keen ability to develop and implement innovative strategies that drive growth and revenue. With her unique background and wealth of experience, Mrs. Puerschel is a powerful voice for women in technology, business, and the arts.


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