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Dancers and Choreographers

What Dancers and Choreographers Do 

Dancers and choreographers use dance performances to express ideas and stories. There are many types of dance, such as ballet, tango, modern dance, tap, and jazz. About half of dancers and choreographers worked in schools and performing arts companies in 2014.

How to Become a Dancer or Choreographer
Education and training requirements vary with the type of dancer; however, all dancers need many years of formal training. Nearly all choreographers began their careers as dancers.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median hourly wage for dancers and choreographers was $16.85 in May 2015. Employment of dancers and choreographers is projected to grow 5 percent 2024, about aby s fast as the average for all occupations. 

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