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Dancer and Choreographer

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

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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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

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