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caroline

Ep. 67 – Finding Your Unique Professional Path with Caroline Liviakis

Not every journey to a professional dance career looks the same! Today’s guest is Caroline Liviakis, she is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Caroline Liviakis Dance Company (CLDC), choreographing and producing live performances and interactive experiences. In her most recent project, she brings her creative visions to digital form as a choreographer …

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stephanie westbrook

Ep. 65 -Team Building with Champion All-Star Coach Stephanie Westbrook

Concrete ideas to improve your dancers’ connection Today’s guest is Stephanie Westbrook, who is based in Sydney Australia and currently coaches the University of New South Wales Warriors Premier Dance Teams. Over the years her teams have won multiple National Championships, multiple international bids, and multiple Dance Grand Champion titles, and Stephanie has also received …

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Ep. 59 – Advice from Passionate Dance Educators Joe Nickel & Michelle Tolson

Why our dancers need our help more than ever… Today’s episode features two special guests, who are both professionally accomplished and exceptional dance educators.  As I say in the episode, sometimes you just click with people right away because you are grounded in the same philosophy and approach to life, which is why I clicked …

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erin pompa

Ep. 52 – The Mindset of a Dance Boss with Erin Pompa

Helping professional dancers launch an online business Have you ever thought about using your dance experience and education to do something other than teaching dance? Now, if you are a dance educator out there who loves what you do, I’m certainly not the one to tell you to leave. But, I have a guest today …

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LSU tiger girls

Ep. 49 – LSU Tiger Girls: The Coach’s Story

Coach Kandace Shares Her Story Behind the Championship Win What if we were “Like a Boy?” Would you treat us differently if we were male athletes? The LSU Tiger Girls had a clear and powerful message in their recent hip hop routine, the choreography was top-notch, and the dancers are so talented. But have you …

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my dance nutrition

Ep. 48 – Fueling for Competition: Advice from Registered Dietitians Melisa and Yasi of MY Dance Nutrition

Advice from Registered Dietitians Melisa and Yasi of MY Dance Nutrition Do you know the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist? My guests this week are both, and the distinction is an important one becuase it means they have the education and training, plus the dance background to go with it, so they can …

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cultivate code

Ep. 47 – Coaching and Mentoring for Professional Dance Teams

Coaching and Mentoring for Professional Dance Teams featuring Sabrina and Amira of the Cultivate Code Today’s guests are Pro Dance Team Coaches and Founders of the Cultivate Code, Sabrina, and Amira. These women have a wealth of knowledge about dancing in the NBA or NFL and I think a lot of our conversation translates to …

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sonja mccord

Ep. 44 – Confidently Amplify Your Personal Brand with Sonja McCord

Confidently Amplify Your Personal Brand with Sonja McCord Do you think that being a professional dancer is out of your reach? I definitely thought so as a young dancer, but my guest today taught me a lot about chasing your dreams through being yourself. Joining me today is Sonja McCord, a professional dancer, a marketing …

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mental toughness

Ep. 40 – How to Encourage Mental Toughness in our Dancers with Chelsie Hightower

How to Encourage Mental Toughness in our Dancers with Chelsie Hightower Recently I had the chance to sit down with Bri from Apolla Performance and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower, who you might recognize from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. Chelsie and I found each other when a mutual friend …

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Ep. 35- How One Studio Owner Teaches Important Life Lessons Without Competing with Chasta Hamilton

How One Studio Owner Teaches Important Life Lessons Without Competing with Chasta Hamilton Do you feel like competing is an important part of your dance life? My guest today is Chasta Hamilton. She is the author of Trash The Trophies: How To Win Without Losing Your Soul, and the owner and artistic director of Stage …

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