We surveyed 1,341 choreographers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical choreographer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a choreographer?

Low

High

Working as a choreographer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a choreographer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a choreographer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a choreographer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a choreographer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for choreographers.

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Do choreographers work full-time or part-time?

12% of choreographers work in full-time roles while 88% work part-time.

Is being a choreographer stressful?

Low

High

Choreographers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a choreographer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a choreographer.

How competitive is the workplace for choreographers?

Low

High

Choreographers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a choreographer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for choreographers.

Are choreographers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Creativity is intrinsic to being a choreographer, and a highly valuable part of the career.

Do choreographers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Choreographers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.

Is being a choreographer physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a choreographer requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are choreographers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of a choreographer changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being a choreographer require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for choreographers.

Does being a good choreographer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a choreographer.