You're a dancer. But you know you need more than technique to become world class...or even get out of the corps.

Do you have the mindset and habits that can help you achieve your dancing goals and dreams?

Or do you skimp on sleep, not eat a healthy diet, smoke, drink alcohol, or say you can't afford the time or money for body work? Do you tell yourself you aren't good enough to become a principle dancer, you have to work too hard to get those coveted roles, or the politics of the dance world make it impossible for you to succeed?

The majority of dancers never make it into the spotlight. Why? They focus only on technique, the steps, or doing it "right." They allow their current thoughts, beliefs, habits, and behaviors to keep them stuck. They focus on excuses rather than on results.

The dancers who spend most of their time in the spotlight don't just rehearse and perform. In every moment, they strive to become better people and better dancers--to level up and step into their best selves. They focus on achieving results and living into a positive vision of what they can become. That personal development work and vision of a positive future affects the quality of their dance work—and their ability to succeed.

Stop rehearsing for your life as a world-class dancer. Take the stage.

The most productive, skilled, and successful dancers possess habits and mindsets that support their goals and dreams. They know personal development is essential if they want to achieve their purpose and potential. These artists know that doing the internal work provides the key to success—personally and professionally.

They know they need to get out of their own way.

That's why they invest in personal growth. They understand that this is the key to success—as a dancer and in every area of life.

You know it, too.

But you haven't made that investment in yourself or in your dance dreams . . . yet. That's why you struggle.

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Because you haven't changed any of your habits or mindsets, you aren't becoming the dancer you know you can be and that you want to become. You don't have the strategies or tools to help you achieve your dance goals.

As a result, you’re distracted, overwhelmed, uncertain about your next step, filled with self-doubt, afraid to change, tired, too busy, unproductive, stuck, and feel like you wander through class and rehearsal (and even performances). You do what you must to retain your spot in the company (or dance school), but you know you need to do more if you want to progress.

Despite your desire to succeed at dance, you don't change. You need a fire under your feet...a burning desire to do more...be more...to become the best dancer possible.

Or maybe you have had that fire—passion and commitment to your art form, but it's smoldering. And you don't know how to get the flame to burn hotter and brighter.

When you live your life and pursue your work feeling stuck and dispassionate, it doesn’t matter if you have a technique, stage presence, or talent. You can't become a world-class dancer because you haven't  mastered your psychology, physiology, productivity, persuasive skills, purpose, and presence.

But you don't have to continue living and dancing this way. You can set yourself apart from the wannabe and average dancers. You can become a high-performance dancer, deliver excellent performances consistently, and become not only a star but someone other dancers see as a role model...a role model of success.

You can get unstuck and move forward faster than you thought possible...in dance and in life.

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How? By taking concrete steps to become your best self—the person and dancer you were meant to be...and that you know you can be.

Yes, hone your technique. Develop your stage presence, perform the choreography (or create it), and put yourself...all of you...into the pieces you dance.

But, more important, develop clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence to help you become a world-class dancer. Possession of these traits is the hallmark characteristics of successful people in every area of life and work. They have mastered their psychology, physiology, persuasion, productivity, and purpose.

When you develop these characteristics, too, you will realize your dream of becoming a world-class dancer.

It's time to achieve your dance goals and realize your professional dreams.

Step up and into your best dancing self.

I've found the secret to success ...

I'm not a dancer. I'm a Certified High Performance Coach.

But I know a thing or two about dance, being a dancer, and succeeding in the world of dance.

I raised a professional dancer. My 23-year-old son is a second soloist in one of the best European ballet companies. He began dancing when he was only three years old.

I've watched him do tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, break dancing, lyrical, modern, and contemporary work. I've seen him dance on a recreation department stage in a small town in Illinois, a small theater stage in San Francisco, and a large opera house stage in Paris. I've seen him do competitions alone and with a team and perform with a company and solo in principal roles in front of thousands of people.

I learned along with him and for many years served as his manager.


Dancing is a tough road to travel as a young boy or man. You get teased, ostricized, and sterotyped. You get kicked off sports teams and out of school activities because you have other commitments...to be at dance class, rehearsals, and performances. You have to give up things you love, like snowboarding and summer camp. You are too busy to socialize, and so your friends drop away.

Despite your commitment to dance...and even your success, you end up feeling different, not good enough, and unliked.

Except in dance class or on stage. Unless the lack of other male dancers makes you feel alone.

Once you enter the work force, which for many dancers like my son happens at age 18 (if not before), you are faced with the fact that you must handle real life. No more school. You've got a job, and it's dance.

And that means you have to show up at work on time, get along with your artistic director, ballet masters, and company members. You also have to pay bills, handle the responsibilities of your apartment, cook meals, wash your clothes, and generally be a grown up.

That's tough.

I may not be a dancer...or a man...but I get it.

I've mentored both male dancers and their parent through my blog, My Son Can Dance, and the associate Facebook pages (with over 650 members).

Photo Credit: Ian Whalen | Dancers: Sarah Hay and Julian Amir Lacey of SemperOper Ballett
Photo Credit: Ian Whalen | Dancers: Sarah Hay and Julian Amir Lacey of SemperOper Ballett

I've watched my son, his friends, and his colleagues strive to succeed in this highly competitive art form.

Here's the thing: What I know will make them...and you...successful is no different than what makes a writer, a CEO, a surgeon, a singer, or a parent successful.

It's true, you need technique, stage presence, and the ability to move to succeed as a dancer. But that's not enough . . . not if you want to be more than average as a dancer or move past whatever currently stops you from getting the roles you desire and the position in a company you want to deserve.

If you want to achieve your potential and purpose as a dancer . . . and as a person, you need high-performance mindsets, habits, and strategies.

I'm one of only 300 Certified High Performance Coaches working around the world, and I'm the only one coaching male dancers specifically. Of course, I also love to coach female dancers, artistic directors, and anyone working in the field of dance.

I also coach writers, because I've worked it the publishing field for many years. I'm also an Author Coach, Book Coach, Blog Coach, and a published author.

I've grown to love dance. And I have grown to hate seeing dancers—even my son—struggle. I know how to help you and other dancers like you. And I want to help.

I want to teach you how to become a high-performance dancer, someone who has mastered his physiology—your health, fitness, and energy; psychology—your mindset, thoughts, and beliefs; productivity—your focus and presence at work and in life; persuasion—your ability to get yourself to take action and to positively influence others; purpose—your capacity to fulfill your Big Why for dancing; and presence—your ability to be in the moment with everything you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you go on stage to the moment you go to sleep.

When you master these six pillars of high performance, you will reach heightened and sustained levels of clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence. You'll also exceed your standard norms consistently over the long term. And that will help you live a life filled with enthusiasm, joy, and confidence when you are on stage and off.

I created a high-performance coaching group just for dancers to help you live into your best self as a dancer.

If that's what you'd like to do, join me in the High-Performance Dancer Group Coaching Program.

This program is the best of what I have to offer. And its the foundation you need to succeed—at dance and at life.


Limited Spots Available!

Registration closes January 5, 2021.
Act now to reserve your spot

Coaching Session Dates

TBD--based on the participants.

TBD--based on the participants.

This is a virtual coaching program. We will meet via Zoom meeting technology, which is easy to use with an internet connection and a phone, tablet, or computer. This online meeting room app also provides phone numbers accessible to those who live outside the United States and want to call in. The only requirements are that attendees have audio capacity. However, having both audio and video capacity is recommended so all attendees can see and hear each other and the coach.

Recordings and handouts are delivered via a members portal.

Register for High-Performance Writer GROUP Coaching and receive:

Coaching Sessions
12 weekly, 1½ hour Certified High Performance GROUP Coaching sessions.

Weekly handouts/assignments to help you explore key concepts more deeply.

Recordings of all 12 sessions.

Facebook Group
A private Facebook group to ask questions between sessions, explore ideas with group members, and share your "a-ha" moments and progress.

High performance tips, habits and strategies to apply to your work—or your life.

Certified High Performance Coaching session normally valued at $300+ per session for only $42 per session.

Expert Coaching
All the benefits of Certified High Performance Coaching plus the benefits of working with a dance mom.

Intimate Group
Only 15  participants per session.

Life's Golden Ticket
A free copy of Brendon Burchard's Life's Golden Ticket.

If after two sessions you don't feel the “High-Performance GROUP Coaching” program will give you the tools and strategies to become a productive and successful writer, then I’ll (1) refund your money AND (2) consult with you for 30 minutes FREE to help you achieve your writing goals.
No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple. If you are dissatisfied, you get your money back.**

**No refunds for other reasons. You have lifetime access to the recordings and handouts and to the High-Performance Writer home-study course as well as to additional material added or updates made to the coaching program.

The High-Performance GROUP Coaching program will teach you how to:

Get Results
Set dance goals and achieve them.

Complete Projects
Finish what you start.

Develop Habits
Learn and use new behaviors and mindsets to help you move forward faster.

Create Routines
Develop daily routines that help you dance consistently, generate more energy and focus, and move courageously toward you dance dreams.

Increase Motivation
Get inspired to take massive action toward improving your dance skill base and leveling up in all areas of your life.

Remove Doubt
Move through limiting beliefs and negative thoughts that prevent you from dancing or performaning to the best of your ability.

Build Energy
Increase your energy so you have the stamina to dance for lengthy periods and manage strenuous dance programs.

Create Practices
Develop sustainable habits, routines, and rituals that offer benefit to every area of your life.

Eliminate Fear
Eliminate limiting beliefs, fears and negative thoughts that hold you back.

Step Into the Spotlight
Become an influencer in your dance school or company and have a positive and meaningful impact on your fellow dancers and everyone you meet.

Answers to Common Questions about
Certified High Performance Coaching

What is high performance? Certified High Performance Coaching is a form of personal development or growth that is super effective with just about anyone. It's focused on helping you become the best version of yourself and constantly find a new level of success in every area of life.

What does "high performance" mean? High Performance means developing the behaviors and mindsets that help you succeed beyond standard norms consistently over the long-term while maintaining positive well-being and relationships.

High performance is not about working harder or for more hours. It's not only for those in business or for Olympic athletes...although it helps them in the same ways it helps a new mom, a college student, a CFO, a dancer, or an engineer. In other words, it's for anyone.

What is Certified High Performance Coaching? Certified High Performance Coaching is a science-backed, results-oriented, proven coaching curriculum that focuses on empowering questions, development of supportive habits, creation of success-helpful mindset, and use of specific outcome-based tools to help clients reach their next level of success in all areas of their lives. The program includes 12 core sessions and then progresses on through another 24 sessions. (In late 2019 another 12 sessions will be added to the curriculum.)

Certified High Performance Coaching is nothing like “life coaching,” which is client-driven rather than outcome-driven. That’s one reason why clients report such high levels of satisfaction with Certified High Performance Coaching programs—they get results.

Are most people satisfied with the results they achieve with Certified High Performance Coaching? Yes. In fact, the High Performance Institute—the same organization that certified me as a CHPC—sought proof of such satisfaction and teamed with a third-party company to track 37,603 CHPC sessions in 173 countries delivered by CHPCs. Here's what they discovered: The average client satisfaction rating for Certified High Performance Coaching was 9.6 out of 10—the highest score ever recorded for any multi-month coaching program.

Is there data to prove that Certified High Performance Coaching provides specific results? Yes. Brendon Burchard, the High Performance Institute researchers and graduates from the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania developed a scale, called the High Performance Indicator (HPI), to measure the factors that matter most in predicting individual high performance as defined as long-term success. Based on research and proven performance improvement methods, the HPI is the world's first validated assessment on high performance created and backed by a high performance coach (Burchard) with over a decade in the field.

The HPI, the largest and most comprehensive high performance study ever conducted, analyzed over 100 human performance variables in six key categories proven to relate to a person’s long-term success potential. The researchers found that: The HPI has proven to strongly correlate with external measures of success (sales performance, academic GPA performance, executive promotion odds, business unit financial success) AND important life outcomes like happiness, health, positive relationships, and confidence.

There's more to the science of Certified High Performance Coaching. A report was published on May 15 that offers much more information on the HPI. Remember, this assessment measures the habits that lead to long-term success across domains, and it's comprised of six subscales that separately measure clarity, energy, necessity, productivity, influence, and courage.

The two studies with a total of 174,054 participants, showed that the HPI was predictive of several important life outcomes:

  • happiness
  • confidence
  • education level
  • perceived excellence
  • life satisfaction
  • quality of interpersonal relationships
  • work quality
  • career impact
  • income

Indeed, high performance is about leveling up EVERY area of your life. And Certified High Performance Coaching affects each life arena for just about any type of person.

I've seen this with my clients. They may be writers, for instance, that want to become more productive. After a few Certified High Performance Coaching sessions, however, they are exercising regularly, decluttering their homes, and spending more time with friends and on hobbies. And they begin writing consistently, which makes them more productive.

My clients who are professional dancers want more confidence. Yet, they end up meditating daily, using a planner to organize their days and reducing the time they spend looking at screens on their phones, computers, and tablets. And...they find themselves moving to the front during daily dance classes and boldly learning and auditioning for parts...and getting them.

The entrepreneurs and business people with whom I work tell me they want to increase their income or bring in more clients. But they end up creating more downtime, revamping their calendars and schedules, and pursuing long-forgotten passions. Plus...they implement new habits at work that make them more effective and plan how to persuade team members and potential clients, which helps them become better leaders land new accounts consistently.

What Will You Learn during Certified High Performance Coaching?

Over the 12 weeks you deep dive into 12 topics or sessions that help you reach heightened and sustained levels of performance and potential in your life.

  • The goal of this session is to discover where you currently focus your attention, what level of agency or control you currently feel in your life, and what habits help you perform at your highest level and which ones hinder you from reaching high performance.
  • The goal of this session is to understand where you have strengths and gaps in the amount of clarity you experience in  life. We work to create a clear vision of your best self. To do so, we define who you want to be, how you want to interact with others, and what life principles and practices will make you most successful. This gives you immediate, behavioral-driven clarity and intentionality so you move forward more quickly.
  • In this session our goal is to understand how much energy you have each day and how to amplify it to higher levels so you have the vibrancy and stamina needed to achieve your goals and live a fully charged life. We strive to find ways for you to gain immediate improvements in the energy you feel and generate daily.
  • The goal of this session is to discuss where you feel you’ve been confident and courageous in life and in what situations you might be holding back or backing down. You receive insights and tools to help you gain confidence, decisiveness, and momentum.
  • The goal of this session is to see how productive and effective you feel in life and work and to give you a set of tools and concepts to help you quickly and easily improve those areas. The focus is on helping you immediately become more effective and productive every day.
  • The goal of this session is to gauge how influential you’ve felt in your relationships and career. You'll receive a few tools and learn concepts that will raise your level of action and immediately help you become more influential in your relationships and career.
  • Now, at the program's half-way point, we begin to delve deeper into the six pillars of high performance: your psychology, physiology, persuasive skills, presence, and purpose.
  • The goal of this session is to develop a free, consciously-directed, positively engaged mind. Simply said, you learn how to create a high-performance mindset.
  • The goal of this session is to check on your energy and physiology work from Session 3. You recieve more tools to help you activate your physiology in ways that make you feel even stronger and more vibrant and that help you gain even more energy.
  • The goal of this session is to review how productive you have been since we began working together so we can look at the ways in whihc you can become even more effective. We look carefully at how you can cut out distracting activities and, in this way, level up your ability to reach your goals.
  • In this session we gauge how persuasive and influential you’ve felt in your relationships and career and target areas in which you can be more persuasive. You wil learn tools to help you improve your level of persuasion so you make a postive impact.
  • This is your second to last session in the program. At this point, we deep dive specifically into the topic of purpose for the first time, although this pillar of high performance underlies much of the work we have done to date. This session focuses on gauging how well you have been living and leading in a purposeful manner.
  • In this the final session we check in on your performance and define your best areas for commitment and discipline moving forward. These are your next steps to continue your journey to achieve your potential and fulfill your purpose. High performers are committed to lifelong discipline and mastery in the six pillars: psychology, physiology, productivity, persuasive skill, and purpose. 

Private Certified High Performance Coaching can cost upwards of $4,000. But I know the cost of dance training . . . and want to make coaching possible for all male dancers. So I've priced the group program to be more affordable . . . It's ONLY $597.

Maybe you feel like $597 is too much money to invest in yourself or your son. (After all, this is a personal-development program rather than a summer dance intensive, body work, or a private technique lesson.) But how much value do you place on becoming a dancer...and not just any dancer but a world-class one? How important is it to you to share your gift with the world? And what will you (or others) lose if no one ever sees you dancing in the spotlight? What will you...and your audience..gain if they do?

You can keep taking class and working on improving your technique. You can continue trying so-called solutions to lack of turnout, lousy lines, and performance anxiety. You can get up every morning feeling too tired, sore, distracted, unfocused, and fearful to dance at a higher level.

Or you can decide to become a high-performance dancer. You can decide to invest in yourself and your future as a dancer.

If we worked together one-on-one, your investment in Certified High Performance Coaching would be $4,000. Through the High-Performance Dancer Group Coaching Program, you get all of the things mentioned above along with the added benefit of sharing and learning with others on a mutual high-performance dancer's journey - all for the investment of $597. How could you possibly NOT make this investment in yourself and your dance career?

Yes! I Want to Become A High-Performance Dancer today Nina!

Single Payment of $597
Or Split Pay - 2 instalments of $323.50 (total amount payable $647)

If group coaching doesn't fit your needs, click here to find out more about my private Certified High Performance Coaching program.

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