Choreographers create new dance routines. They rehearse the performance of routines and may direct and stage presentations.
Choreographers, also known as dance choreographers, design dance routines for individual performers, competitions, musical performances, marching bands, ballets and other performances. They sometimes do this by revising or combining existing routines. Former dancers sometimes shift into choreography professions after their bodies have had adequate physical demands involved in dancing.
In Dance choreographers jobs, one have to perform many duties such as directing rehearsals to instruct dancers on how to use dance steps and achieve the desired effect, teaching dancers/student/other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries, experimenting with different types of dancers, steps and placements, testing ideas informally to get feedback from dancers, developing ideas for making dances, reading and studying storylines and musical scores to determine how to translate thoughts and moods into dance moves, auditioning performers for various dance parts, managing production music with music directors, and designing sets, lighting, costumes and other artistic elements in a joint effort with cast members.
Dance choreographers, who are often former professional dancers, find work in various creative venues, including ballets, musicals, parades, gymnastics and dance shows. Although there are usually no formal educational or post-secondary training necessities, some aspiring choreographer's salary may increase job prospects from a bachelor's degree program in performing arts or dance.
To succeed in dance choreographer jobs, one must have athleticism, creativity, interpersonal management, leadership, persistence, physical strength and teamwork.
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