Episode 40 - Colette Brandenburg [Choreographer]

Colette Brandenburg with the LA Follies

Colette Brandenburg, co-Founder of the LA Follies, talks about grit, consistency, her "The Artists Way" practice and deciding to read first thing in the morning in this episode. Enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

7:42 - How did Colette learn how to belly dance?

10:53 -  Why Colette still loves "The Nutcracker".

13:30 - Colette's experience with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

19:21 - "When I am working on my business, I am working on my art."

23:01 - Lessons learned from starting 'The Federation'.

28:40 - How Colette draws inspiration on a regular basis. 

Colette Brandenburg LA Follies

30:12 - What is "The Artist Way" and how does Colette follow the practice?

34:30 - Why artists should not look at past artistic practices to determine the business strategies of the future.

40:10 - "The Cane Breaker"

42:24 - "Grit and consistency"

49:38 - "I would read more ..."

53:42 - Reading a non-fiction book first thing in the morning has helped Colette grow.

How to reach Colette: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest 

Book Recommendations:

Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap: Whatever It Takes by Richard Dufour

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Grit by Angela Duckworth

The Golden Rules: Finding Work Class Excellence in Your Life And Work by Bob Bowman and Charles Butler

Smarter Better Faster by Charles Duhigg

Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden

Colette and Amani at The Amani Experience Podcast