Dancer and Choreographer

Dancers or Choreographers entertain by performing dances, or creating dance compositions.

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    Overview

    Dancers or Choreographers entertain by performing dances, or creating dance compositions.

    Day-to-day

    • practises dance routines and interprets the choreographic content of the production
    • performs dances for audience entertainment, co-ordinates body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
    • composes and notates ballet compositions and other dance routines
    • creates and performs individual performance routines
    • rehearses, auditions and travels between entertainment venues.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Stressful

    To become a Dancer and Choreographer

    • You need a high level of dancing skill to work as a Dancer or Choreographer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, undertaking a course in your dance specialisation may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

      Take a Certificate IV in Dance

    Skills employers are looking for

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