On the Job
Choreographers create new dance routines. They direct dancers during rehearsal, and may direct and stage presentations.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Choreograph dances.
- Determine presentation subjects or content.
- Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
- Practice athletic or artistic skills.
- Coordinate artistic activities.
- Manage operations of artistic or entertainment departments or organizations.
- Train others on performance techniques.
- Study scripts to determine project requirements.
- Evaluate skills of athletes or performers.
- Audition or interview potential performers or staff members.
Typical Working Conditions
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Using e-mail.
- High levels of competition.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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