If you are interested in becoming a performer, consider these important first steps:
- Education: Discuss your interests with your school counselor or music teacher. Research music schools to see what fits your needs.
- Practice: Join your local musical theater group or start a group of your own. Write an opera and stage it in your backyard. Enter your school’s talent contest and sing your heart out. When you make your own opportunities you will find they are endless!
- Research: Read the entertainment industry trade papers to see ads for upcoming auditions.
- Find an agent: Having an agent is essential to getting paid work. We can’t recommend a specific agency, but if you do your research you will find one that’s right for you.
In the meantime, the Walt Disney Company employs thousands of performers in our theme parks and resorts. Auditions are held regularly to cast singers, dancers, actors, DJs and VJs, musicians, and bands, so this is a great place to start your career in the entertainment industry. Visit the Disney Auditions site for more information.
Keep in mind that it is the longstanding policy of the Walt Disney Company not to accept unsolicited submissions of creative material. We ask that you do not send us any demo tapes.
Keep dreaming, and best of luck!