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Why Do Dancers Get Piss Poor Money?

by | 9th, November 2014

Because there’s many more people who want to be dancers than there is demand for people to be dancers. And then there’s some special cases :

Dancers at the Royal Opera House are being paid less than box office assistants, the union which represents performers has revealed.

Professional freelance dancers in one production were paid just £9.14 an hour for entertaining thousands of audience members each week, according to Equity.

Meanwhile, the income of those selling tickets to customers was £10.70 per hour over the same period.

The wages paid in a market reflect the balance between the demand for those to do the job and the supply of those qualified to and able to do the job. London is flooded with those who would dance upon the stage. With those who would sit in a ticket office not so much. For, you know, dancing upon the stage is rather fun in and of itself. You don’t

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