Dancer and choreographer

Career Overview

Dance choreography is the art of composing ballets and other dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers. Make sure to use the search box to find Susan's video! She is a dance instructor.


There is no set educational requirement to obtain many of these positions, but this may depend on the setting. A degree in dance or a related field may be very helpful and at times necessary to obtain one of these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$20,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$100,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Work Environment

Dancers and choreographers typically work in schools and performing arts companies.

Future Outlook

Because of the limited number of these positions, there will likely be a lot of competition for these jobs. There may be more opportunity for part-time work.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada