Every dance artist has to love what they do; it's too hard and underpaid to be doing it for the money or so called status. However sometimes such a passion takes from what you are trying to acheive.
For example, I love to be able to teach dance to pay my bills and I adore the fact that I have administered an entire tour for the work I am producing. I am already looking to the future and how the company can progress however as a result of all of this focus, progress and lesson planning I have not been to class for my self in what feels like an eternity. Auditions have taken a back seat as I become committed to teaching groups for financial security, yet I don't resent the groups because I enjoy teaching them; I simply resent not being out there performing.
If anyone has an answer to this dilemma other than the lottery ticket I buy every week please let me know!