1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2538-13 Dancer or Choreographer

Performs dances, or composes dances, to entertain audiences.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • performs dances for audience entertainment, coordinating body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
  • participates in dance exercises to maintain required physical condition of body and control of movements
  • interprets physically and emotionally the choreographic content of the production
  • coordinates body movements that express and convey the meaning of the choreography to audiences
  • rehearses dances under direction and instruction, or develops own interpretation
  • composes ballet movements and other dance routines
  • may sing or act

Ballet Dancer
Contemporary or Modern Dancer
Striptease Artist

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