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.