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    Jeff Asbell

    Jeff Asbell calls himself a novice performer, but in reality he had been practicing improv for decades before being cast as a member in aNew York City improv troupe.

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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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    If You Hear From the IRS

    Everybody dreads getting mail from the Internal Revenue Service. If you do, never hesitate to open it. You would be surprised how many taxpayers put the envelope aside out of fear.

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    Welcome to the Theater

    Aside from always being on time and always being thoroughly prepared and doing your best, it's kind of up to the gods. The rest you have absolutely no control over.

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    'Herm' Changed My Life

    Every school has one. You know, that one unbearably cool teacher who managed to be accessible at the same time? Ert Jones-Hermerding was the coolest of all of them.

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    Me and Back Stage

    I started thinking about writing my own column. It would be brutally honest, the real deal from a working agent. But how could I possibly sign my name to something like that? I didn't want to hurt my career.

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    A Reflective August

    "I recently was asked to audition for a feature film that called for a fearless actor to play a naked old woman in the woods eating babies." - Deborah Strang, Los Angeles

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    Alisa’s Dance Academy Does It All in Austin

    Pirouette over to the top destination for well-rounded dancers—beginners, pre-professionals, movers of all ages—in Austin, Texas!

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    2010 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    Back Stage's comprehensive guide to undergraduate and graduate performance programs at colleges and universities.

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    Pretending It's Chocolate

    I don't have 'showmances' as a rule. Getting involved with your romantic opposite is not only messy, it is a breach of a professional relationship—one which inevitably interferes with your performance.