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Survival Jobs & Networking featuring Carissa Fiorillo

Episode 9 | Survival Jobs & Networking

Former North American Aladdin Tour ensemble cast member, Carissa Fiorillo, speaks about her various survival jobs and gives some pro tips on networking within the performing industry! She embraces the digital world as a form of networking and finds joy in engaging with aspiring dancers.

Carissa is represented by BlocNYC, is a member of AEA and AGVA, was a touring Radio City Rockette and runs on online blog called Lifestyle of a Performer.

Carissa Fiorillo –

Lifestyle of a Performer –

Instagram: @carissafiorillo


Survival Jobs for Dancers (including but not limited to)

Teaching Dance Baby Sitting Retail Choreographing Writing Promotional Dancer Fitness Instructor Graphic Design Virtual Assistant Gigs/Go-go Dancing Web Designing Driver/Delivery person Modeling Photography/Videography Party Character Serving/Hosting Assisting in Show Production TV/Film Extra Catering Staff Brand Ambassador/Influencer Tour Guide Bartending Digital Marketing Theatre Usher Barista Dog Walking Administrative Work

*IMPORTANT* Your survival job should be flexible enough to allow you to attend auditions – don’t let it distract you from chasing your ultimate dreams!



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