Mr. Dancing Around The Numbers

About Me:

Hi! Thanks for reading my profile. About me: a white male, a former professional ballet dancer (“retired” over the pandemic), grew up on a small farm in AL. I danced professionally in regional ballet companies and cruise ships for 4 years after college. Current job: Worked my way up from intern to a full-time job as Sr. Operations Manager over 7 years.


Target School: Harvard

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: University of Oklahoma

Undergrad Major: Ballet & Public Relations

GPA: 3.97

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Leadership Team Member for National Dance Presenters | Ballet Teacher for local dancers | Host/Reporter for local TV broadcast

Work History:

Title: Festival Operations Sr. Manager

Industry: Nonprofit / B-Corp

Company: National Dance Festival

Length of Employment: 7 yrs, 2 mos

Title: Cruise Ship Dancer

Industry: Arts & Entertainment

Company: Global

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 3 mos

Big Life Wins:

1. I’m responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and managing my org’s interns and all my supervisors have commended me for my work and have said that this year’s group of interns was the best in the history of the org.
2. Increased operational efficiency which resulted in a 5% reduction of expenses versus budget for my areas of responsibility.

Post MBA Goal:

Long-term, I want to be an Executive Director of a national/international performing arts organization. In the short-term, I see myself working in consulting post-MBA to build up work experience outside of the non-profit sector.


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    Hi Mr. Dancing around the Numbers! I am a sucker for candidates with unique profiles like you and, lucky for you, so is AdCom! I love that you are a man of art and hope you can not only tell stories with your toes but also with your feather pen through your MBA admissions storytelling! For candidates like you with such strong non-cookie cutter backgrounds, how you tell your story becomes everything. You’ll need to be compelling in translating how your cruise ship dancing and non profit dance festival work will translate to more traditional business like the consulting world in your goals.

    I might also challenge you in a few areas: (1) why is it that you feel you …

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