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Careers for Dance Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Actor
  • Art director
  • Choreographer
  • College professor
  • Dancer
  • Music director and composer
  • Musician and singer
  • Producer and director

Job outlook data

Dancers held about 13,000 jobs and choreographers held about 7,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. From 2014 to 2024, employment of dancers is projected to grow 5 percent and employment of choreographers is projected to grow 6 percent.

The best professional opportunities for dancers will be in smaller companies, traveling companies, companies that stage dance competitions and large cities such as New York and Chicago.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of dancers and choreographers are:

  • Schools
  • Performing arts companies
  • Self-employed

» Get information about Adelphi’s Dance Degree Programs

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dancers and Choreographers.

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Dance
Performing Arts Center Room 149
p – 516.877.4250