Job Fair: Avery Walker


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Grace Glass

Q&A with senior Avery Walker

Q: Where do you work?

A: Ballerinas Academy of Dance In Noblesville. 

Q: What do you do?

A: Teach tap dancing

Q: How long have you worked there?

A: 2 years. I started as an assistant teacher for a year and this year I’m a teacher. 

Q: How much do you make an hour?

A:  $10

Q: How often do you work?

A: Once a week assisting and once a week teaching or as a substitute if needed. 

Q: What do you enjoy about your job?

A: I get to be creative! Before we start preparing for our recitals, I focus on teaching new tap steps and combinations, but during recital time I have choreographed their dance. Teaching pushes me to be prepared and work on my communication skills. 

Q: What are your co-workers like?

A: The other dance teachers are amazing. I’ve grown up dancing at the studio, so I’m friends with everyone I work with. 

Q: What do you dislike about your job?

A: It can be a lot of pressure to have to always be on top of my game for class. Parents pay money for their classes so I want to make it meaningful and fun. I also have to be able to teach effectively, so my students know what they’re doing and look good dancing. 

Q: Do any other NC students work there?

A: No

Q: Do you get a discount? 

A:  I don’t think so.

Q: Where is Ballerinas Academy of Dance?

A: 15262 Herriman Blvd, Noblesville, IN 46060

Q: What is your boss like?

A: Very kind and understanding. 

Q: What are the hours? 

A: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. every day but Sunday