careers in theatre

by brianne buschbaum

a career that most interests me is......

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Choreographers design and direct the dance or stylized movement in musical productions, working closely with the director
and musical director.

REQUIRED SKILLS

education/training

You will need to be a qualified dancer. You can take courses at specialist schools from the age of ten. You can train full-time from age 16.

SALARY RANGE

The median hourly wage for dancers was $14.16 in May 2012. The median hourly wage for choreographers was $18.33 in May 2012

CHALLENGING AND REWARDING

Planning, creating and releasing the dance or movement design concept for Directors, Producers and Designers can be challenging but very rewarding in the end when you get to see it on stage.

WHY?

Finding work as a dancer/choreographer can be difficult and the theatre is a great outlet.