When we speak about art, whether it is a statue, a song, a painting or a live performance, we usually speak about the end product. The making of art, however, is very complex and very hard work. In dance in particular, the dancer going on stage, relies on a collaborative process that proceeds the performance. My project and my thesis are an attempt to illuminate the collaboration between a dancer and a dance coach, -or to use different terms, between a dancer and a teacher, ballet master, or rehearsal director. I held a panel discussion as about that topic and had the chance to speak to three very experienced experts in the field of teaching and coaching dancers. We discussed the beauty of it, but also the difficulties that may occur. The responsibility of coaching dancers, or any artist, is tremendously high, and I believe speaking about the aspect of empathy, and the catastrophic consequences of a lack of it, is essential.