Hourly Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.3% (slower than the average)


What Dancers Do

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for video recording.

Other Job Titles Dancers May Have

Ballerina, Ballet Company Member, Ballet Dancer, Ballet Soloist, Belly Dancer, Company Dancer, Dancer, Latin Dancer, Performing Artist, Soloist Dancer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Poi Spinner

I post instructional videos online and teach classes to help people learn the art of poi spinning. I also work to develop new props and spinning mechanisms, which I then demo at festivals and events.

Founder/Director of Educational Programming ,

Wild Life Productions

My brand of education focuses on "rites of passage," giving youths significant experiences that help them mindfully transition into adulthood. I work to help students and young people know themselves more fully.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
  • Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
  • Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
  • Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.

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