Hourly Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+4.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Less than a High School Diploma


What Dancers Do

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

Other Job Titles Dancers May Have

Ballerina, Ballet Company Member, Ballet Dancer, Ballet Soloist, Belly Dancer, Company Dancer, Dance Artist, 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

  • Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.
  • Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
  • Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies.
  • Collaborate with choreographers to refine or modify dance steps.

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