• Artistic Director for Professional Dance Company
  • Dance Company Rehearsal Director
  • Choreographer
  • Performer
  • Professor of Dance (Requires a Master’s degree or PhD in Dance)
  • Dance Educator
  • Dance Outreach Coordinator


  • Founder and/or Director of Non-Profit Arts Organization
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Dance Education Coordinator/Dance School Director
  • Dance Company Business Manager
  • Grant Writer/Fundraiser/Finance for Arts Organization
  • Booking/Tour Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator/Marketing Manager
  • Web Design/Social Media Management for an Arts Company Development Director
  • Talent Coordinator/Artist Manager
  • Dance Workshop/Festival Director
  • Special Events Planner for a Dance Company or Arts Organization
  • Box Office Manager
  • Law (related to Arts, Intellectual Property or Entertainment)
  • Arts Councils/Cultural Organizations
  • Dance Writer/Critic/Editor
  • Dance Notator (Requires training in Labonatation or Benesh Movement Notation)
  • Dance Photographer
  • Dance Videographer
  • Dance Historian and/or Author
  • Dance Archivist


  • Production Manager
  • Stage Manager
  • Front of House Manager
  • Stagehand
  • Lighting Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Dance Technologist (Cinematography, Video & Sound Editing, Projection Design, etc.)
  • Dance Therapist (Requires graduate study)
  • Massage Therapist (Requires additional training and licensing)
  • Personal Trainer (Requires additional training and certification)
  • Group Fitness Instructor (Requires additional training and certification)
  • Yoga/Pilates/Gyrotonics Instructor (Requires additional training and certification)
  • Somatic Practitioner – Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Skinner Releasing Technique, Klein Technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Barteneiff Fundamentals, etc. (All require additional training and certification)


Common Graduate School Options for Dance Majors

  • MFA (Choreography, Performance)
  • MA or PhD (Dance Therapy, Dance History, Dance Education, dance Scholarship)
  • Some students choose professional programs such as law or business, often with relationships to the arts, among others