Q: What are some consistent traits/characteristics you see in the dancers or industry professionals that you interview/cover?
Kristyn: My answer is from the press/PR side of things. The ones who are consistently working in the industry are the ones who understand that it is show business. The show part is fun, but the business side is just as important.
The dancers and choreographers on the rise answer their emails in a timely fashion. They respond to press inquiries right away. They understand that social media is a part of their job and this goes beyond an Instagram page — Twitter, Facebook and posting your latest interviews are a part of the job description.
The sooner artists figure out how to manage the business side of the industry, the smoother the ride will be on the artistic side.