In Between by Alysa Pires For National Ballet of Canada

By |2020-09-29T18:23:54+00:00September 29th, 2020|BLOG|

The National Ballet of Canada’s virtual season kicks off with Expansive Dances, a series of three solos created in isolation by the company’s Choreographic Associates Robert Binet, Guillaume Côté and Alysa Pires. Directed by acclaimed Canadian director Ben Shirinian and produced by Mr. Shirinian and Jared Cook of Lookout, the films unfold in expansive spaces that subvert the state [...]

What makes you giddy about what you do?

By |2020-09-04T00:38:33+00:00September 4th, 2020|BLOG|

In my previous careers as a photographer, makeup artist, and journalist, all I wanted to do was work backstage and on film, video, and photography sets with artists, actors, and musicians. After officially entering the entertainment business with my PR agency in 2004, I was finally a key industry player [...]

What I wish I knew then about Achieving a Thriving career in the Arts

By |2020-09-03T22:37:11+00:00September 3rd, 2020|BLOG|

Do you know what I wish I knew then about achieving a thriving career in the arts? I’ve been in the entertainment biz for over 16 years now, and back when I first started, I thought that DIY (Do It Yourself) and follow your passions were the keys to success.  [...]

Artists, Musicians & Actors: What is your dream?

By |2020-08-28T18:51:57+00:00August 28th, 2020|BLOG|

Ever since I was little, I’ve been a dreamer. I used to dream about meeting all of my favourite musicians and actors, attending Hollywood movie premieres, film and music festivals and award shows, traveling to London, New York, Nashville, and LA because they were entertainment capitals. I have accomplished all [...]

What does this Pat Benatar tour program have to do with my WHY?

By |2020-08-28T18:33:48+00:00August 28th, 2020|BLOG|

What does this Pat Benatar tour program have to do with my WHY? In high school, all the career counselor could come up with for us less than straight "A" females was secretary. Out of frustration and my passion for arts and entertainment, I picked up my Pat Benatar tour [...]

Live Performances Canceled? How to Stay Motivated When Nothing is Happening

By |2020-07-14T00:25:42+00:00July 14th, 2020|BLOG|

Motivation can be hard to come by when you’re not seeing the results you desire. This is especially tough during this global pandemic when the entertainment industry will be the last to get back to work. The ability to intrinsically motivate yourself, or to persevere in spite of a lack [...]

Musicians, Actors, Dancers: Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

By |2020-03-28T18:48:54+00:00March 28th, 2020|BLOG|

Musicians, actors, and dancers can easily “open their doors for business” without a firm business or marketing plan in place. Some may test the waters to see if they attract any fans or supporters and some start out doing their craft as a side gig while working their full-time job. [...]

Top 5 Confidence Building CreativeLive Classes

By |2020-08-26T19:26:22+00:00February 25th, 2020|BLOG|

CreativeLive.com is one of the best resources out there for creative entrepreneurs to take classes online. The main categories of the courses are Photo & Video, Money & Life, Art & Design, Craft &Maker, and Music & Audio. You can access their content by purchasing The Creator Pass for all-access, [...]

“Women Get Shit Done…Fast” Says Jennifer Lopez at Twitter’s #SheInspiresMe TIFF Event

By |2020-08-27T17:02:30+00:00September 11th, 2019|BLOG|

"Women Get Shit Done...Fast": Jennifer Lopez at Twitter's #SheInspiresMe TIFF Event Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Writer/Director Lorene Scafaria of the movie Hustlers were the guests of Twitter Women's #SheInspiresMe panel that took place during the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7th.  #SheInspiresMe is an [...]