Follow Your Passion, But be Prepared for the Uncertainties – says Stefano Fardelli, an International Dancer

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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Stefano Fardelli
Profession – Dancer
Designation – EurAsia Dance Project´s Artistic Director, Choreographer, Teacher & Dancer
Organisation – Stefano Fardelli Dance Projects
Age – 34
CityGenoa
Work Experience (Years) – 20
Under-graduation – School of Art, Barabino, Genoa
Post-Graduation – Dance Bachelor and Modeling Program, M.A.S. & John Casablancas Italia
Professional QualificationPilates and Feldenkrais Techniques

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I am a dancer at different international dance companies in Europe and I also dance in live shows and dance video projects. Also have an elaborate experience as a choreographer assistant and the main role dancer. I have also won some solo dance contests and international competitions that happen for choreographers. In the beginning, I only used to teach private small dance schools, but eventually, I became an international guest teacher for the biggest academies, festivals, choreographic centers, leading the training of International Dance Companies all over the world. I have also been an actor for Hollywood director Mike Figgis, and protagonist in the Italian movie L´estate Sta Finendo by Stefano Tummolini.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

Currently, I am an international guest teacher, choreographer and dancer. I am also the artistic director at the EurAsia Dance Project International Network where I coordinate between students, teachers and productions. I am also helping students audition for the biggest academies of Europe in Asia without having to fly abroad, in this way students can save a lot of money and time. Also, we are giving out 50% scholarship to all the selected Asian students as a part of the EurAsia International Network. This will open them up to a lot of dance opportunities like contests, festivals, residencies and of course Stefano Fardelli´s dance projects all over the world.


Average Income For a Dancer in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Rarely
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Very Often
How would you consider the job security as a Dancer?
Very Insecure
Would you consider being a Dancer Risky?
Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Dancer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Dancer?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

You can start this career with a European Standard Dance Bachelor Degree of 3-4 years.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level as a Dancer?
Stressful
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
Competitive
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Very Expensive
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

European Academies

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

It depends on the school and the country.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that She gets easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

It is not only my career, it is my big life passion!

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

I love traveling and this job gives me the freedom of pursuing this hobby. I am often in different countries meeting different people with foreign culture. The work culture is quite chill and keeps me happy.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

But traveling all the time comes with its own set of setbacks. And you realise this, especially in the beginning. As it is not a 9 to 5 job, the income is uncertain and irregular. Constant traveling also makes it difficult to have solid long-term relationships.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Very Easy
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would pick dancing only, it’s my passion.