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CHOREOGRAPHER: I Always Wanted To Do Something Related To Art

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Ricardo, a choreographer, shares his story about his career starting with what a typical day looks like for him and how he discovered his passion for dance. He also talks about what's he learned since starting his career and provides advice about following your passion.

Degree: Dance
Job Title: Choreographer

Job Summary: Choreographers

Job Description

Dancers and choreographers use movements to express ideas and stories in performances. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, modern dance, tap, and jazz.

On-the-Job Training

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Additional Info

Many dancers begin training when they are very young and continue to learn throughout their careers. Ballet dancers begin training the earliest, usually between the ages of 5 and 8 for girls and a few years later for boys. Their training becomes more serious as they enter their teens, and most ballet dancers begin their professional careers by the time they are 18.

Leading dance companies sometimes have summer training programs from which they select candidates for admission to their regular full-time training programs.

Modern dancers normally begin formal training while they are in high school. They attend after-school dance programs and summer training programs to prepare for their career or for a college dance program.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $80,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Creativity, Leadership ability, Teamwork, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Performing Arts
Dance
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