Donald Borror, recent ARAD graduate and 2015 Management Fellow at Dunch Arts, LLC, ponders the following research questions about unionized dance companies’ impact on a dancer’s career in his masters thesis:
Many dancers believe that unionized dance companies will provide them with the most consistent work and contractual safeguards to support their pursuit of such a challenging artistic career. How do the administrative structures and procedures of these “dream companies” facilitate or frustrate the optimization of dancers’ creative capacities? How do Company Managers navigate the complex protocols of union contracts in relation to the needs of both performers and organizational leaders? How do dance professionals envision the evolution of labor relations within this sector?