Choreographers

Also called: Choreographer, Dance Director, Dance Maker,



What they do:
Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Teach students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement.
  • Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Business
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Communications
  • multimedia

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
  • move your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving
  • keep your balance or stay upright
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Chorel Technology Dance Designer
  • Credo Interactive DanceForms

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$46,330
$21,800
$101,710

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What they do:
Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.

On the job, you would:
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Teach students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement.
  • Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
  • English language
Business
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Communications
  • multimedia

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
  • move your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving
  • keep your balance or stay upright
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Innovation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Chorel Technology Dance Designer
  • Credo Interactive DanceForms

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • some college
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$46,330
$21,800
$101,710

EXPLORE MORE