Living hand to mouth is not uncommon in our current economic landscape. What’s more, the skyrocketing costs of residing in a major city coupled with an actor's fluctuating paycheck can make the concept of saving and investing money feel like a luxury or even sisyphean. Join us for a discussion on financial assets (e.g., dividend stocks, municipal bonds) that can provide additional income for you during low earning periods, and learn how to keep them re-investing and building for when you don't need the cash so urgently.
David Maurice Sharp is the author of The Thriving Artist: Saving and Investing for Performers, Artists, and the Stage & Film Industries and a contributing author to A Life In Dance: A Practical Guide. In October 2014, he was named a 'money hero' for his work in financial literacy for artists by Money magazine. He currently teaches workshops at HB Studio in New York City.
David’s unique background allows him to relate to his audience both as an artist and as a financial professional. He danced with the Mimi Garrard Dance Theatre from 1993 to 2001, as well as with other companies including Lucinda Childs, Blondell Cummings, Sean Curran, Rachel Lampert, Heidi Latsky, Lonne Moretton, and Anna Sokolow. His choreography has been performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, La Mama, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and HERE; and his video work, Shadow Dance, received a Silver Award from the Dance on Camera Festival.