Careers in Dance

As a dancer you will play a central or supporting role in commercial and performing art such as musicals, and in opera, film, television, live music and video, corporate events, variety shows, clubs and many other industries.

You could perform with one of the numerous dance companies in Australia. You will need to be equipped to initiate independent projects, particularly working across disciplines.

You could also consider a role as a professional dance teacher in the school system and in private studios.

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Skills and attributes

Dance graduates need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • confidence
  • teamwork and collaboration
  • time management and organisational skills
  • self-discipline
  • creativity
  • communication skills
  • analytical, critical and research skills
  • the ability to accept and learn from criticism
  • stamina

Related roles include:

  • Dance teacher
  • Choreographer
  • Actor/Dancer
  • Dance therapist
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for environmental health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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