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Ballet Dance

The Poorest Art: Dance And Money (II)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

A recent NPR Marketplace Money report cited $60,000 as a starting salary for ballet dancers. Where this number came from, I can't fathom.

Beneath the Feathers: What 'Black Swan' Says About Dancers

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis' grinding, slavish devotion to training for their roles as top ballerinas is bringing to light the pressure, tears and constant paranoia that real-life dancers so often face in pursuit of the art.