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Dance Career Opportunities

Careers & Alumni

What kind of jobs can I get with a dance degree?

Depending on your concentration, there are various opportunities available to dance majors in the professional world across a wide variety of industries. Some examples include:

  • Performer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Professor in Higher Education
  • Dance Choreographer
  • Dance Administrator
  • Yoga or Pilates Instructor
  • Costume Designer
  • Dance Medicine and Physical Therapy
  • Dance Movement Analyst
  • Dance Movement Therapist (DMT)
  • Marketing for Dance/Dance Critic
  • and Dance Photographer or Videographer.

Explore more details about fantastic career opportunities below.

Performing and directing

  • Professional dance companies
  • Cruise lines
  • Music videos/back-up dancers
  • Pro-NFL and NBA dancers
  • TedTalks demonstrators
  • Instructional videos/lectures

Performing arts design

Industries include dance, music, theme parks/restaurants/fairs, industrial shows, churches, weddings, special events, circus and variety entertainment.

  • Dance film
  • Dance for the camera
  • Dance photography
  • Music editing

Talent/casting (stage, screen, advertising, etc.)

  • Dance director
  • Artistic director
  • Dance company manager
  • Publicity manager
  • Adjudicator

Stage management/production assistance

  • Cruise lines
  • Music videos
  • Dance film


  • Elementary school/early childhood creative movement
  • Dance studio
  • Yoga and Pilates studio
  • Aerial dance studio


  • Dance critic
  • Dance movement analyst
  • Marketing for dance/graphic designer

Commercial/educational design

  • Dance competitions
  • Seminars
  • Conferences

Helping professionals

  • Dance movement analyst
  • Dance Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Dance medicine
  • Physical therapy


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Griffith Fine Arts Building
Room 235

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6090, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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