Dance Choreographer Resume format

By | January 18, 2011

The Dance Choreographer has to be really talented and innovative to have his dance sequences stand out and not just emulate or enhance a Michael Jackson moonwalking dance.   Choreographers are dancers schooled or trained in specific dancing styles – ballroom dancing, traditional and free style ballet, tribal, Afro-Caribbean, hip-hop, etc., and have the ability to teach or choreograph dance steps and movements to younger dancers for a stage number, figure skating, dance contest or musical film. A resume for this position will always requires a video portfolio of choreographed dance events.

Dance Choreographer Resume Format

Sandra A. Barker

Foothill Dr., Salt Lake, Utah

Phone: (801) 889-9033

barker_sa28@ycmail.com

Objective

A position as a resident dance choreographer for a theater production company

Summary of Qualification

  • More than 5 years experience in performing arts as a dancer and choreographer, specializing in modern ballet and  Afro-Caribbean dance
  • Portfolio of choreographed dances in various events on theater and film to be submitted on interview
  • Excellent verbal communication and instructional skills.

Career Experience/Job History

2005 – Present:  Dance Choreographer,  School of Imagine Ballet Theater

  • Experiment with new dancing movements in the modern free style ballet and Afro-Caribbean styles.
  • Conduct dance classes for theater casts with dancing scenes.
  • Edit dance instructional manuals to keep them updated.
  • Coordinate with building maintenance teams to ensure that rehearsal rooms have properly cleaned floors and mirrors

Achievements

  • Received the Nuriev Award for Outstanding Choreographer in the 2009 Season of the Hallbright Theater
  • Portfolio of videotaped ballet sequences on stage available on request during the interview

Education

2005 – 2006: Certificate in Afro-Caribbean Dance, Academy of Performing and Creative Arts

2003 – 2005: Diploma in Modern Dance, The Julliard School, NY

Professional and Character References

Can be furnished upon request