By Katie Marsico
Learn concerning the exciting international of choreography and discover what it takes to make it during this aggressive occupation.
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Tim could relate to the mixture of emotions he saw in the dancers’ faces. He had once been in their shoes. He spent 10 years performing ballet professionally before becoming a choreographer. During that time, he took courses in choreography at a nearby dance academy. Tim also danced with several companies before forming his own. These experiences and his knowledge of ballet helped Tim become an effective choreographer. He was patient with his dancers and his production crew. Tim was also self-disciplined.
The best advice I can give to someone who is interested in this career is to identify a choreographer or school that they admire and want to grow and create with. ” People hoping to build careers in choreography often try to get jobs as assistants to well-known choreographers. Some save enough money to start their own dance companies. Others work as freelancers. A small percentage of choreographers have full-time jobs. But the majority go from job to job. All choreographers must spend time networking with dance companies and film, television, and theater producers.
They have to be able to dance and stay on their feet for long stretches of time. They also need the mental energy to react quickly when asked to change a routine. Choreographers need to wear shoes and clothes that allow people to see exactly the movements that they are making. This may mean dressing in a leotard and slippers to perform a ballet routine. It could also mean putting on exercise pants, a tank top, and tap shoes to do a tap number. Each style of dance has certain clothing that works best.