Dancer and choreographer

What Does A Dancer and choreographer Do?

Dance choreography is the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers.   The first video is for the career of “dancer”, while the second is for the career of “choreographer”.

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How Do I Become A Dancer and choreographer?

There is no set educational requirement to obtain many of these positions, but this may depend on the setting. A degree in dance or a related field may be very helpful and at times necessary to obtain one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Dancer and choreographer?

High – 100,000
Median – 40,000
Low – 20,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Dancer and choreographer?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance

What Is The Work Environment For A Dancer and choreographer?

Dancers and choreographers typically work in schools and performing arts companies.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Dancer and choreographer?

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs. There may be more opportunity for part-time work.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Dancer and choreographer?