Choreographers work with the production artists, as well as the arts department as a whole to create a dance routine in a TV or film production, and help train and teach it to the actors that will be performing it in the production. Salaries vary widely depending on whether you work freelance or are employed. Hours can be unsociable often working long daytime hours.
You’ll need a high level of dance training and experience. Most choreographers start as professional dancers and combine this with choreography.
You can often become an assistant choreographer after being a dance captain who leads and rehearses other dancers but does not create the steps.
Career Path and Progression
You're likely to work freelance on a fixed-term contract. You may be able to find full-time permanent opportunities with dance companies.
Related careers you may be interested in:
- Dance teacher
National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE. Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.
Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.
A high level of dancing ability, good teaching and communication skills, creative, patience, able to concentrate for long periods of time, ability to work well with others, a thorough knowledge of dance and movement.