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15 | #Shate'Edwards - The Working Dancer

On this episode your co-hosts Martheya and Azaria interview Shate’ L. Edwards. On this episode, we talk about dance career resources, navigating a positive mindset, tips to avoid burnout, the importance of investing in yourself, how employers use social media for hiring, creating content, and using social media as a personal brand.


[1:13] Martheya introduced Shate’ Edwards


[1:52]Azaria asks: “How would you describe your career?”

[3:07]Martheya asks: “What was your process of creating The Working Dancer? Why did you create this?”

[5:34]Azaria asks: “Was your job is graduate school to give career advice?”

[7:20]Martheya asks: “How would you describe your audience?”

[8:56]Azaria asks: “Can you tell our audience about the career materials you offer?”

[12:10]Martheya asks: “Can you talk to us about your other resources (career shop)?”

[15:28]Martheya asks: “How do you navigate your mindset?”

[18:20]Azaria asks: “Do you have one tip to avoid burnout?”

[21:11]Martheya asks: “Has social media influenced your career?”

[22:13]Martheya asks: “What is it people look for when looking on social media (for hiring)?”

[23:20]Martheya asks: “How do you create the content for The Working Dancer?”

[24:39]Azaria asks: “Do you recommend people have two instagram accounts (personal/professional)?”

[26:00] Azaria asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

Martheya asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • The Nutcracker “I only remember images of different moments...being there with my mom at a young age”

Azaria asks:

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • YES “its given access- given dance a voice- certain demographics and communities aren’t always exposed to it”

Martheya asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram, “it’s easiest and you can share videos and pics”

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