Who is a Choreographer?

A Choreographer is One who creates new dance routines. She rehearses performance of routines.

Depending on her job specification she may be called Artistic Director, Dance Director.

This Occupation May Require: Diploma; Degree; Professional Certification, Training and rehearsals

Tasks, Duties, Responsibilities

  • Directs rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Reads and studies story lines and musical scores to determine how to translate ideas and moods into dance movements.
  • Designs dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, television productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals.
  • Chooses the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.
  • Advises dancers on how to stand and move properly, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries.
  • Coordinates production music with music directors.
  • Auditions performers for one or more dance parts.
  • Directs and stages dance presentations for various forms of entertainment.
  • Develops ideas for creating dances, keeping notes and sketches to record influences.
  • Trains, exercises, and attends dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.

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