Meet eight former Richmond Ballet dancers and see what they have chosen for their wide range of second careers after retiring from the disciplined life of a professional dancer.

Most professionals start training early, some as young as 3-years-old, for a career that, statistically, is over by the time the dancers reach 40.

Just as in other lines of work, the end of a dance career is called a retirement, decades earlier than in other professions. Most former dancers go on to other careers.

Meet eight former Richmond Ballet dancers, including three couples, who now work in a wide range of second careers after retiring from the disciplined life of a professional dancer.

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