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Dancers - 27-2031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Perform dances. May perform on stage, for broadcasting, or for video recording.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Ballerina
  • Ballet Company Member
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Ballet Soloist
  • Belly Dancer
  • Company Dancer
  • Dancer
  • Latin Dancer
  • Performing Artist
  • Soloist Dancer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Attend costume fittings, photography sessions, and makeup calls associated with dance performances.
  • Audition for dance roles or for membership in dance companies.
  • Collaborate with choreographers to refine or modify dance steps.
  • Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
  • Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.
  • Devise and choreograph dance for self or others.
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
  • Monitor the field of dance to remain aware of current trends and innovations.
  • Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies.
  • Perform in productions, singing or acting in addition to dancing, if required.
  • Prepare pointe shoes, by sewing or other means, for use in rehearsals and performance.
  • Study and practice dance moves required in roles.
  • Teach dance students.
  • Train, exercise, and attend dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Audition for roles.
  • Choreograph dances.
  • Entertain public with comedic or dramatic performances.
  • Monitor current trends.
  • Perform dances.
  • Practice athletic or artistic skills.
  • Repair textiles or apparel.
  • Sew clothing or other articles.
  • Train others on performance techniques.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Premier Honor Guard (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Dancer