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    Do You Remember the Moment You Decided to Be an Actor?

    "The summer before my senior year of high school, I took an acting intensive class. I was sitting under a tree after a particularly memorable scene-study class, and it dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do." -- Jen Bailey

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    Loss of Faith

    I used to not believe in theater. You may ask, what is so scary about that? But when you've been loving something with your entire existence for your whole life, doubting it is not only upsetting, it's debilitating.

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    Dance Ball Change

    At Career Transition for Dancers, our goal is to find a new career for you that is just as fulfilling as your dance career," says William Dale, CTFD's director of development.

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    Compassion: What's in It for Me?

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance your career isn't exactly where you want it to be. What if I told you I had a surefire way for you to get the most extraordinary career possible?

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    Extra Benefits

    A certain casting office hired me for three days. They fitted me in a period costume and wanted my hair to be all one color.

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    Everybody's Talking at Me…

    Pop quiz: Assuming that talent is a given, what's the biggest obstacle in an actor's career?

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    Fit Body, Fat Résumé

    For many actors, maintaining physical fitness is essential to marketability and craft.

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    Jennifer Jean

    When Jennifer Jean lived in Dallas, working as a public school teacher and real estate agent, she never considered acting as a career, even though the urge lurked quietly inside her.

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    Extra Benefits

    A certain casting office hired me for three days. They fitted me in a period costume and wanted my hair to be all one color; I had to be shorter than 5 feet 5 inches and of white European descent.

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    Did Your College Acting Program Prepare You for the Real World?

    "I graduated from Loyola Marymount University this past May. I really thought the training and opportunities I received there were world-class." -- Will Werre