Choreographer

What does a Choreographer do?

A CHOREOGRAPHER designs and directs the performers’ dance and complex movement portion of the show.

Skills

Attention to Detail | Interest in Dance and Choreography | Dance and Movement Collaboration | Awareness of Space | Taking direction

Pathways

Dance Training | Performance | Dance Captains | Degree in dance and/or choreography | Experience working with various dancers, dance companies, and directors | Fellowships | Apprenticeships

How to become a Choreographer

Many colleges and universities offer degrees and concentrations in dance as well as connections to alumni working on professional productions. Broadway choreographers often begin as dancers themselves, transitioning to the choreographer role as they gain experience working with other dancers, choreographers, and directors. Those just starting out may want to explore available classes, auditions, workshops, amateur productions, and volunteer opportunities available in their region for training and experience in both theatre and dance.

Spotlight on Broadway’s Twyla Tharp Choreographer

Spotlight on Broadway’s Sergio Trujilo Choreographer

CTG’s Working in Theatre: Choreographer

Showbiz U: How Choreographers Cast Dancers- Michele Lynch & Tim Kashani