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Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.


  • Many dancers stop performing by their late thirties, but some remain in the field as choreographers, dance teachers, or artistic directors.
  • Most dancers begin formal training at an early age—between 5 and 15—and many have their first professional audition by age 17 or 18; becoming a choreographer usually requires years of experience.
  • Dancers and choreographers face intense competition; only the most talented find regular work.
  • Earnings from dancing are usually low because employment is irregular; dancers often supplement their income.


Personality I'm creative
Salary $39,600/yr ($19.80/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma