Ballet to Business podcast

Ballet to Business

Jordan Nicole

Many ballet dancers are afraid to imagine a future without the stage. Each week on Ballet to Business, Jordan Nicole interviews current and former ballet dancers who have created their own small businesses. Within each story, we talk about the hardships fought within the ballet industry, but also the incredible lessons learned along the way. Each guest shares what character traits ballet has instilled within them. These traits have set them up to not only brave, but furthermore succeed in life beyond the stage.

39 Episoden

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    Emily Pearson of State of Bodhi - 039

    54:22

    As Emily Pearson turned to Yoga to wind down after a taxing day of rehearsals as a Principal Dancer with Ballet West, she realized just how much of her time was spent living out of yoga clothes. Totally relatable! With athleisure on the rise, we all know how functional & comfortable yoga clothes can be, however are our purchases for ‘fast fashion’ the most ethical? Enter State of Bodhi, an organic and eco-friendly, zero waste fashion company for women and little ones.   *Expand Online Summit for Artists May 4-8 Save Your Free Seat
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    Coping in Quarantine - 038

    33:31

    I know MANY of us are feeling this loss right now! Performances we were looking forward to, cancelled. Roles we were had been hoping to experience, no longer happening. Student showcases, senior performances both in high school and college.. It is loss and it is so disappointing. I understand this disappointment. And I know from experience it can either breed a root of bitterness inside of you or it can serve as a reminder to keep you focused on the current day you’ve been given rather than becoming bitter about what would’ve been. So in today’s episode I’ll be sharing what these 5 stages of loss have felt like in my own life and how you can effectively cope through them.  And then afterward, I’ll be sharing how I’ve personally have been going through this season of quarantine.  - With all that's been lost, what we have been given is TIME. I needed not only time to create this podcast, but education. Join me in attending the Expand Online Summit for Artists May 4-8th to learn just how you can make your ideas into a reality online. Save your FREE seat here: Expand Online Summit  
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    Discussing A Dancer's Plan B with Claudia Suarez host of Beyond the Corps - 037

    1:04:07

    Today’s show is really special as my friend Claudia Suarez, a beautiful young, Venezuelan born dancer, is an incredible entrepreneur in her own right Not only was I inspired by her when I found her on Instagram, but I was impressed by her, because I then learned how she not only is pursuing ballet with full vigor, but she is an avid writer on her own blog and had started a podcast called Beyond the Corps, a podcast where she hosts meaningful, dance-related conversations. In this episode: Claudia and I discuss 'A Dancer's Plan B', is it possible to be prepared for the time of transition, why it's difficult, & tips on how to get started.  jordannicoleh.com/blog/adancersplanb
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    Jordan Samuel Pacitti of Jordan Samuel Skin - 036

    58:23

    On today’s show Jordan Samuel Pacitti shares how when he went on his own quest to learn how to clear his complexion, his passion for skincare turned into his post ballet career, as he founded his skincare company Jordan Samuel Skin. SHOWNOTES
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    BONUS - How to Journal & Gain Clarity Amidst Confusion- 035

    23:59

    It's a difficult time in our world. Business as usual has been halted, theaters abandoned, performances cancelled, and a virus running rampant. And if you're feeling the loss, feeling disoriented and lonely, I understand. Through difficult seasons in my life I've turned to journaling and on today's episode I'll share with you 2 Journal Prompts to help you get pen to paper so you can gain clarity amidst all the confusion. Instagram: @jordannicoleh @ballettobusiness
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    Elana Roberts - from farming to bookkeeping - 034

    1:01:05

     On today’s show we have Elana Roberts with us, a San Francisco native who worked her way up through the San Francisco Ballet School from level one all the way to reaching the rank of soloist with the company. But it took leaving San Francisco to spend almost a year abroad studying in Italy, to truly help her see all the potential she had back at home waiting for her… from ballet to farming to bookkeeping, here’s Elana Roberts.  SHOWNOTES this episode of Ballet to Business is supported by  Jai-Dee-Dancewear 
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    Julianne Spratlin of Dance Training Center/SF - 033

    1:47:09

    After a full career of dancing principal roles with Atlanta Ballet and Joffrey Ballet, Julianne Spratlin moved to San Francisco to join SFB in 2007. And although she did move for ballet, she most certainly did not move with the expectation to stay and start her own ballet school! Hear how she did it on today's episode!  "Just like the school I grew up in, if you want to learn, we'll train you. I don't care what you look like or what your aspirations are, if you want to learn, I'll teach you. That just didn't exist in San Francisco" - Julianne Spratlin founder of Dance Training Center/SF SHOWNOTES
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    Diana Albrecht of Apartment No. 3 - 032

    1:15:23

    Hear how an opportunity to compete in NYC opened the door for our guest Diana Albrecht to move from South America to the United States to pursue ballet professionally. And how now she gives back to her home country, Paraguay, by giving artisans from there an opportunity to have their products sold in the US through her home decor & accessories company, Apartment No. 3. View her beautiful products here: SHOWNOTES SHOP: https://apartmentno3.com and enter the code "ballettobusiness" at checkout for 15% off your purchase!
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    From Surgery to the Stage - 031

    44:58

    Getting injured can be one of the most disappointing times for a dancer. As tough as this past year has been recovering from an extensive ankle surgery, I will say, had it not happened, I don't think this podcast would've been made possible.  On today's episode, I'll be sharing how I came back to the stage for the first time in a year since my injury! And then I'll be answering YOUR questions on the topic of injury and performing! SHOWNOTES Instagram : @jordannicoleh
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    Behind the Scenes of Podcasting - 030

    45:50

    My Oh My.. it’s been a rough couple of weeks for me and I apologize for my delay in being able to produce an episode. I got the flu … and I could hardly believe it. Completely wiped me out and I’m just now starting to come out of hibernation. So thank you for your patience! Speaking of prouducing… and podcasting. This episode is a special one. I was honored to be invited on with Jayne and Kalena of On The Other Foot Podcast, and I’ll be sharing an interview we did together with you all today!  In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of podcasting. Jayne & Kalena ask me about what inspired me to start Ballet to Business, how my guests and the knowledge I’ve gained from them have affected me, what some of the challenges I’ve faced with podcasting have been, and how podcasting has changed me as a person.   To listen to Part 2 of my interview with On The Other Foot on the topic of Injury, click here!   SHOWNOTES

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