When I'm being the judge for other artists on their auditions or if its for my auditions for my crew I like to tell these talents that when coming to audition and they ask what to bring I always say:
I DON'T CARE HOW FAT YOU ARE, HOW SKINNY YOU ARE, WHAT'S ON YOUR RESUME, WHO YOU HAVE TRAINED WITH, WHERE YOU HAVE TRAVELED, HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN DANCING , HOW PRETTY/CUTE YOU ARE OR HOW UGLY YOU ARE, WHAT BIG ARTIST YOU'VE MET.
All that matters is if you can dance because people surprise you everyday. I can have the fat girl dance better than a skinny girl or the ugly girl is more talented than the pretty girl or the one with a full resume is nothing better than the person next to them with an empty resume. Or the dancer who's been dancing for less time than the one whos been dancing all their life. I like to share this with those of you who go through this when you audition and you being told the most hurtful words that can cause serious damage physically and emotionally.
I've been asked to teach some choreography for a dance studio and be a judge for open auditions for the younger generation. This is what I say before they come in to audition for me. I believe this is whats important.
Live and cherish every moment like it's your last