What does a Choreographer do?
A CHOREOGRAPHER designs and directs the performers’ dance and complex movement portion of the show.
Attention to Detail | Interest in Dance and Choreography | Dance and Movement Collaboration | Awareness of Space | Taking direction
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.