Working with Jess was exactly what I needed for the situation I was in. I felt a lot of pressure to get back to 100% after I broke my foot, especially with audition season looming. I felt behind. Jess helped me organize my thoughts and my company list. Although the audition season was cut short due to the coronavirus crisis, I felt very prepared and confident to go in and get a contract. I had a lot of worries that Jess talked me through and it was nice to have an outside voice that is familiar with the situation without being biased. I can see myself signing up for 1 on 1 coaching again in the future! I also love that we have a friendly relationship even though my session is over. I appreciate that I feel that I can reach out to her whenever, and that she will occasionally email me to check in on things. Thank you, Jess!
Ellie Abbick, Louisville Ballet
photo by Rachel Neville
Go into audition season with a leg up on the competition.
Audition Success Coaching can get you there!
As you go through auditions and make decisions you've got full email support. Reach out any time.
If you're unsure how to approach an offer or how to respond to an email, I'm here to support you in responding with professionalism.
Two, 1 on 1: 60-minute coaching sessions to get all the planning and prep work done.
Followed by two, 30 minute 1 on 1 coaching session to be used during audition season and/or after they have ended to help you decide between options and offers.
All meeting are held via zoom.
You'll leave each coaching session feeling calmer and more prepared. To ensure that you take that into auditions with you you'll be provided with detailed session notes.
Just because the session is over doesn't mean the progress stops.
I signed up for Auditions Coaching because I was struggling to stay confident after past rejections. I was also dealing with a lack of confidence and feeling like I had no support.
Jess made me feel empowered and motivated and like there was someone who believed in me.
After working together, I was back on track with a clear goal + vision for the next step in my career. I also felt I could always reach out to Jess for support.
In the end I received a professional dancing offer as well as a position in a professional school!
Jennifer Kohli, Professional Dancer
Working with Jess, was weirdly like having a coach totally agree with everything you were saying while also giving you tips and tricks you might otherwise not have known.
I'd describe her as a cross between my ballet coach and my therapist— best of both worlds but a different perspective that encompassed wellness with expertise on the ballet field today, not 20 years ago (as much as I love my coach!!)
After coaching, I feel more confident! It was a great way to get a sounding board, and reinforced things I’m trying to get myself to do: tell myself I can turn, don’t doubt in the moment, not overthink things later and make sure my choices are aligned with my values. I trust that everything is going to happen the way it should!
Madeleine Purcell, Retired Professional Dancer
I signed up for Auditons Coaching because I wasn't sure what I should wear, how to format my CV/Resume and I wanted to work on my audition mindset. All of these areas were successfully addressed through my coaching with Jess!
Talking through it all with Jess made me feel more confident and less stressed overall. I was actually excited for audition season!
In the end I felt totally prepared and received a job offer from the State Opera & Ballet Ruse!
Chantelle May Meyers, Professional Dancer
When will my coaching sessions take place?
Coaching sessions will be scheduled any time December 21'-March 22'. You can always reach out by email with additional questions before and after each session.
What exactly will I get out of Audition Coaching?
You'll set up a clear and strategic audition plan. You'll work through anything that is holding you back from success: this is high performance coaching at a very reasonable price. It will help you to dance your best with consistency. We'll address any questions and fears you might have around the audition process.
Can't I just come up with an Audition Plan on my own?
Sure! But if you haven't gone through the ballet company or college audition process before it's a shot in the dark. With this coaching I'll look at your audition video (if available), photos and resume and help you determine strategically where to audition. The goal is to maximize your chances of getting hired!
Meet your coach...
HI!! I'm Jess! I'm a former professional dancer turned health, nutrition, and lifestyle coach for dancers. Career mentorship is also a key part of my role with many of my pre-professional and professional clients.
Throughout my career I was auditioning. Before professional auditions, the majority of my summer intensive auditions were attended in New York City...so much competition!
I participated in college auditions around the country and after college embarked upon a grand ballet company audition tour traveling to California, New York, Chicago, Arizona, Nevada, and Louisville to name just a few.
My experience in auditions ranges over a 10 - year period. More recently, I've had the pleasure of supporting my dancer clients through their audition experience - getting jobs and navigating offers! The ongoing coaching and connection with auditioning dancers keeps the information and support I'm able to offer relevant and game-changing.
After just a few coaching sessions you'll feel more prepared, calm and confident as you head into audition season with a clear and strategic game plan!
"Jess has given me confidence that I never thought I had! I'm so grateful that she's only an email away and willing to help no matter what!"
-Suzy Halstead, Dancer in The Phantom of the Opera
" Jess is easy to talk to, positive and encouraging. I really attribute her ongoing support and encouragement to helping me achieve my dream of an apprenticeship with the Pacific Northwest Ballet."
-Malena Ani, Pacific Northwest Ballet
"I love that Jess was a professional dancer and understands the struggles dancers are going through."
-Grace Brown, Colorado Ballet Academy
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