Susan Epstein

Thinking about a Gap Year? Great idea for the right dancer.

I have talked to many dancers about the benefits of taking a gap year.  After all the President’s daughter is doing it.  It can be really beneficial, especially if you are not sure how you want dance in your life…. Continue Reading →

What is a Successful Career in Dance?

I recently came across this article from the Huffington Post.  It is a powerful post from a dancer named Shawn Lent.  An artist who embodies the concept of a sustainable future in the arts. “Shawn is the rare individual that excels… Continue Reading →

Dance Pathways is sponsoring a $500 Grant to NYC Dance Deconstructed

We are excited  to work with UNITY to offer to the members of the member organization this wonderful opportunity. NYC Dance Deconstructed Residency/Gibney Dance – $500.00 Grant The Dance Pathways grant is created to assist in the funding of a group… Continue Reading →

New Program at Gibney Dance

I am really excited to announce a new program that I am producing at Gibney Dance.  It’s called NYC Dance Deconstructed, a Gibney Dance program designed for college and dance studio and high school dance groups. The program will serve this dance community… Continue Reading →

The New York Times recently published an article about co-signing for a student loan.  Pretty scary stuff, and great advice for parents.  An online site called has put together some useful information to help make sure students have access to… Continue Reading →

College Programs help build Sustainable Dance Careers

Many dance departments are getting it!  It isn’t enough to train creative artists, programs need to train dancers to be able to navigate the increasingly complex world of dancers so that they can have a sustainable dance life.  Dance Magazine… Continue Reading →

Dancerpreneur Makes Dance Go Viral

Dancers are the ultimate “doers”.  Amanda Taylor grew up dancing and majored in Musical Theatre at college. She has  taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level, and brings dance to the masses.  What started as an idea in her NY apartment now has over… Continue Reading →

Colleges and Careers Seminar at The Pulse

Summer is here, and so are the summer dance events.  I am excited to be a part of the faculty of The Pulse once again this summer.  Come to this great Dance Teacher event, and take classes from a terrific… Continue Reading →

Guiding Performing Artists – Living and Loving the Dream

Colleges, Conservatories and Studios do a great job of training artists, but often fall short when it comes to preparing students for real life.  2 new books came on my radar recently, both are written by accomplished artists/business people, who… Continue Reading →

Career Advice from Atlanta Ballet’s new Artistic Director

Gennadi Nedvigin is profiled in Dance Magazine.  Retiring from San Francisco Ballet, Nedvigin is moving to lead the Atlanta Ballet. I love interviews like this, good advice for anyone, aspiring ballet dancers for sure, but really for all of us. … Continue Reading →

Makerere University and NYU Dancers show off their shoes

NDEO Re-Launches the National Honors Society for Dance

The National Dance Education Organization has a wonderful program that honors dancers from high school through college.  Read about the benefits to studios, school programs and dancers, in my latest blog on Dance Life.

MOMA, Degas and Copeland – what a combination

The New York Museum of Modern Art will be presenting a new exhibit that brings the Degas ballerinas to lift through Misty Copeland.  Read this Harpers Bazaar article and photo journal about the creation experience, and be sure to watch… Continue Reading →

Dance for PD – a Life Changing Program

My mother, Taffy Epstein, read about the Dance for PD program in Brooklyn, NY and immediately thought of a dear friend recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  She made it her last mission to bring the program to Cleveland, Ohio and founded… Continue Reading →

Why Go To College To Dance?

That’s the question.  Read the top 8 reasons going to college to major in dance makes sense at the  More Than Dancers website, a great place to learn about life, dance, beauty and more.

Google know everything, and now Google shows us everything.  Okay, this new Google feature isn’t really like seeing a live performance, art installation, hearing music or whatever, but you can’t be everywhere.  Check out the latest from Google, posted in… Continue Reading →

Dance Medicine and Dance Therapy Careers

Have you ever thought about studying to be a Dance Medicine Doctor or a Dance Therapist?  Want to know more about it?  Check out my article for the More Than Dancers blog.

Looking at Different Degrees in Dance?

If you are researching getting a degree in dance and mystified by all the different choices, perhaps my article in Dance Life will help you figure out which pathway is right for you.

Are You a Dancerpreneur?

Great question?  What is a Dancerpreneur?  It’s my new word.  Every dancer I know has creatively crafted their lives and careers.  See if you qualify to be called a slash person, dancer/entrepreneur = dancerprenuer.  Read my latest post on the… Continue Reading →

Best Ways to Prepare for Your College Audition

Are you getting ready for your college audition?  Read my advice posted on Dance Life.

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