Dancer, $30,000
Choreographer, $30,000
Dance Instructor, $37,580

Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An education in dance can lead to a career as a dancer, choreographer or dance instructor. Professional dancers could appear in theater productions, TV shows, movies and dance recitals. There is fierce competition for work as a dancer, along with risk of injury and many physical and emotional demands from long rehearsals, irregular hours and occasional travel. This is also the foundation for four-year college studies in dance-related fields.

Potential Careers

  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Actors
  • Art Directors
  • Music Director
  • Composer
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Producer
  • Director