Perform dances. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for video recording.
- 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.
|Job Outlook||Below Average|
|Education||High School diploma|