An old, out-dated method of describing a versatile performer is “a triple threat”. At JAKSA we do not like that terminology and are determined to find a phrase which allows multi-skilled performers to feel pride in the fact that they have the ability to perform multiple tasks with confidence. The long and short of it is that the more adaptable and versatile a performer is, the more likely they are to get more bookings. To have longevity within the industry, you need to be adaptable and continue to learn new skills. Theatrical companies are money driven and casts are usually as small as possible; why pay two people to perform two different tasks when you can pay one person to perform both? So being a multi-skilled performer can be extremely beneficial in their future Arts career.
If our students decide that a future in the Arts is not for them, they can be assured in the knowledge that as a student in the performing arts industry, they are being taught valuable life skills. The benefits of our programs are that is gives our students the skills and tools to succeed in whatever career they choose. As an example, learning the skills of teamwork, respecting others, confidence, orating, performing in front of an audience; these are skills which will help them through so many different situations in their personal and professional lives. All of these skills, and many more, are what we at JAKSA will have the pleasure in teaching your children.
Readers, your opinion is wanted!
What do you think we should call these performers? These are some of our thoughts, what do you think?
- Versatile performers/artists
- Commercial versatile
- Comprehensive performers/artists
Let us know! Contact JAKSA with your choice, or suggest your own.