How To Become A Teen Actress

By Margaret Smith

It is often a dream of a young girl or boy to become an actor, singer or dancer. In some cases, one may want to be involved in all three areas of the theater arts. Most often, while becoming involved in elementary, middle or high school, the child grows up and follows a different career path. When a pre-teen or teenage girl dreams of becoming a teen actress, there are often steps one can reach to make the dream a reality.

With all the recent films and television shows which highlight teen acting, such as the ever popular Pretty Little Liars and Gilmore Girls, interest in acting is at all high time high. In fact, more teenage girls are interested in an acting career now more than ever before in history.

The first and most important step in becoming involved in the industry is learning how to network. From audition and direction to performance, the key aspect of working in this industry is that of networking. When learning how to network, it is important to talk with people who know about the industry.

When talking with people who share a similar interest try to build a lasting friendship and stay in touch. For, becoming friends with other aspiring actresses of the same age can also help create connections with the right individuals in the business. While there is often a great deal of competition, there can also be a great deal of networking among the right competitors.

It is also recommended that individuals talk to friends and family who might have contacts in the business. For, there is nothing wrong with asking for help when it comes to finding out information that can be beneficial to a career. If there are family or friends involved in the business, definitely share any interest in a specific area of acting, dancing and singing in a production. For, at the very least, someone might know someone who can help.

Music and drama teachers often have contacts in the entertainment business to get ideas for school plays and other performances. As such, if interested in becoming an actor, one of the best people to talk with is that of the drama teacher. For, drama teachers have often performed in a number of different productions during high school and college and may very well know people who can help students get a step up and into an entry level position.

Some of the best people who can help a teen move forward in this career choice is that of music, drama and speech teachers. For, these individuals often notice talent during school assignments, dances, plays and other productions. As such, the teacher might be able to suggest the appropriate area in which one might want to get started in the business.

Individuals who present the most information related to early performance history are often going to be better at getting desired parts. Whether having acted in a play or been part of a musical production, performance history is often key to success. As such, the more performance history and talent information a teenager can provide, the more likely one is going to see success in the business.

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