Course studied: BA (Hons) Dance
Graduating year: 2015
Job: Works for the Royal Academy of Dance
Charlotte Bellotti is a recent graduate from Bath Spa University. She works full time as a dance teacher in a dance school in South London and is currently completing a Diploma in Teaching at the Royal Academy of Dance.
Three months after leaving university I gained full-time employment at the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters working within the sales team. I was awarded the job after an application and interview through searching online job advertisements.
Alongside my RAD work I have also become a qualified Level 2 gym instructor, to lead fitness classes in my spare time. My course provided me the dance knowledge needed for my role, as well as highlighting my dedication to the field and resources to promote myself in professional networks/ working environments.
"Volunteer as much as possible performing various tasks both practical and administrative tasks to show future employers you are well-rounded and have vast experience in all aspects of dance that they may need to call upon."
''My advice for current students is ...''
Whilst studying dance gaining a wide range of experience is key! Volunteer as much as possible performing various tasks both practical and administrative tasks to show future employers you are well-rounded and have vast experience in all aspects of dance that they may need to call upon.
Experience is key for employers to suit various roles as well as a brilliant opportunity for yourself to discover areas of work you are interested in or not. My course gave me the confidence, knowledge and contacts to utilize/ connect into the professional world, outside of university.
''The best thing about the course I studied was ...''
The range of knowledge gained, from practical performance skills to a thorough understanding of how to promote myself for employment and the vast number of areas of dance I could access.
''I recommend Bath Spa because ...''
They provide open, continuous support whilst studying and post university. I was introduced to many aspects of my field, preventing me from limiting my skills.