Dancer/ Choreographer

Eat , live , breath dance!

Career description

What it takes to be a dancer/ choreographer.


Being a professional dancer means one must have practice in the study and must have trained or is already training in dance. There are many types of dance! The many types are modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, ballroom, and many more. Many dancers who continue this path usually attend a preforming arts school, or is a part of a dance company. Anyone can dance but it takes a driven dancer to truly push through the hardships of what a dancer goes through. There are injuries involved, and a tun of pressure and competition.


Job Outlook.


The projected rate of change in employment for the 10-year timeframe between 2010 and 2020. The average growth rate for all occupations is 14 percent.



Median Salary.


The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median wage data are from the BLS Occupational Employment Statistics survey. $15.97 per hour.





More About Dance!

Job responsibilities


- Making preparations for various performances, by rehearsing and exercising.

- Giving performances in front of the live audiences and for television, film and music video.

- Creating, discussing and interpreting choreography.


Strengths needed

  • Dance background
  • The ability to pick up choreography
  • Flexibility
  • communication skills.


Job Opportunistic and related jobs

There are many routes you can take with this career of dance! One way to start off is Dance Performance. If you are skilled and talented enough you can continue your abilitys into a dance company. Some other things that you can go into for dance are, Production, dance therapy, visual design, Dance notation, Dance journalism, technique/ community dancing, and or management.