Words of Advice from Juilliard Dancers

Words of Advice from Juilliard Dancers

So, with the New York auditions starting this Friday (aaahhh!) I thought that I would give you some words of advice for the day of the audition from some Juilliard dancers! Here are some of their responses…

“Your audition starts the moment you walk in the door. The way you carry yourself and your presence tells a lot about who you are as a person, which is as important as your audition itself.”

“Make sure you give yourself the time to properly prepare for the day, mentally and physically.”

“Don’t take the outcome personally, and don’t focus on it in the audition. Instead, be present and focus all your attention on what you are doing at that moment. It helps.”

“Journal about your experience after it’s over. What were your first impressions? What did you love? What was the overall vibe? I did this after my audition and it was so cool to look back on.”

“It is perfectly normal to be nervous or scared, but the faculty really just wants to see you succeed and dance the best you possibly could.”

“Don’t try and dance like someone else or how you think the faculty wants you to. Juilliard is looking for individuals who have the potential to be artists, so just be yourself!”

Also, from my friend and classmate Kylie James:

“Show them who you are in the audition. All your years of training has gotten you this far, so show them the hard work you have put in for all those years and show them the purest form of you. Take the audition step by step, think of it as a class and enjoy yourself. It is an experience you will remember forever, so take in every moment! Good luck!”

Remember, this is more than a college audition, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so think of it that way. Be confident in yourself and what you have to offer the school, and dance your heart out! Hopefully, you will join this wonderful family here at Juilliard. We can’t wait! Merde!

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Words of Advice

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