by Nick Zurko Contributing Writer, New York Film Academy
Whether you starred in your high school's musicals or spent your free time acting in homemade movies with friends, taking that next step into the academic world of performing arts presents myriad options.
Interested in becoming a Radio City Rockette? Well, you're in luck! I am here to tell you what it takes and just what the choreographers are looking for in the hundreds of girls who audition every year for this honored position.
Natalie Portman earned rave reviews--and an Academy Award--for her performance as a brilliant but troubled ballerina in the 2009 psychological thriller Black Swan. But convincingly portraying a world-class dancer with the moves to match took more than a few weeks of practicing her pliés and pirouettes: Portman actually began studying ballet as a teenager at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts summer camp.