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* ELMI Occupation Profile - Choreographers *
 
Choreographers
(O*NET 27-2032.00, SOC 27-2032)
What they do
Create new dance routines. Rehearse performance of routines. May direct and stage presentations.
 
Also called:
Artistic Director, Ballet Director, Choreographer, Dance Director, Dance Maker, Musical Choreographer
 
 
Wages
Wage rates not available for Vermont
but may be for the nation and other states at
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Industries of Employment
United States - 2018
IndustryPercent of total
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
49%
  • Self-employed workers
30%
  • Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries
18%
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Knowledge
People in this career often know a lot about:
  • Fine Arts
    Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Administration and Management
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Education and Training
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Skills
People in this career often have these skills:
  • Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Listening
    Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking
    Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring
    Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Interests
People in this career often prefer these work environments:
  • Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
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Work Styles
People in this career will do well at jobs that need:
  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Initiative
    Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Achievement/Effort
    Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Dependability
    Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Innovation
    Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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Other Resources
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  • O*NET Online
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Projected Employment
Projected employment not available for Vermont
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Education and Experience:
  • Typical education needed for entry
    High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation
    5 years or more
  • Typical on-the-job training needed to attain competency
    Long-term on-the-job training
Based on BLS Education and Training Classifications
 
Job Zone
Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Specific Vocational Preparation Range
    (7.0 to < 8.0) - A typical worker will require over 2 years up to and including 4 years of training to achieve average performance in this occupation.
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Education Level
How much education do most people in this career have?
Education level Percent of
U.S. Workers
Doctoral or professional degree
or post-MA certificate
  10%
Master's degree or
post-BA certificate
  10%
Bachelor's degree   30%
Associate's degree   0%
Certificate or some college,
no degree
  25%
High school diploma
or equivalent
  20%
Less than high school diploma   5%
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Abilities
People in this career often have talent in:
  • Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
  • Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
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Work Activities
In general, what you might do:
  • Thinking Creatively
    Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
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Detailed Work Activities
What you might do in a day:
  • Train others on performance techniques.
  • Determine presentation subjects or content.
  • Choreograph dances.
  • Monitor current trends.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
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Tasks
On the job, you would:
  • Direct rehearsals to instruct dancers in how to use dance steps, and in techniques to achieve desired effects.
  • Teach students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement.
  • Choose the music, sound effects, or spoken narrative to accompany a dance.
  • Advise dancers on how to stand and move properly, teaching correct dance techniques to help prevent injuries.
  • Design 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.
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