"I was very excited when I found out that my work experience placement at The Place was agreed, as I am a person that is very interested in dance.
During my week of work experience at The Place I have taken part in many different tasks. The departments I worked with were Creative Learning, Development, Marketing and Communications, Classes and Courses, Human Resources, Theatre and Artist Development, Richard Alston Dance Company, London Contemporary Dance School, Centre for Advanced Training and Costume. After talking to all these different groups and understanding what they do and how they play a big part in the dance industry, it made me think about pursuing a career in these things. Throughout the week, I got to experience all the different types of jobs and realised that they are all very interesting. I completed tasks in every different department and got an insight of how everything is done.
My favourite parts of work experience were getting to know everyone and seeing how much time and effort they put into their jobs. Also seeing the run through of a Resolution show and observing the different classes. It made me realise how much time and effort the students put into their classes and how hard their teachers work. If it wasn’t for all the different departments, The Place wouldn’t be the same.
I would like to thank everyone at The Place for making me feel so comfortable and being so welcoming. I would definitely recommend The Place for work experience as I got an insight of what the dance industry is and got to understand more about the different departments."
Joanna was on Work Experience Placement from 18 - 22 February 2019