Performing Artist

Dance Director

Minimum 10th standard pass

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The tasks a Choreographer is expected to perform include:

Designing dances, specially ballet, for stage or film productions

Selecting suitable themes for dance

Planning dance movements and organizing dancers for stage performance

Discussing stage requirements with specialists

Conducting rehearsals and designing costumes

Skilled in selecting suitable theme for dance

Experience in planning dance, works out movement and arrangement of dancers on stage by drawing sketches of sequences and different situations on paper and by observing dancers in action

Proficient in discussing requirements of stage setting, music and costumes with other stage specialists to convey correct interpretation of theme to audience

Ability to conduct rehearsals and design costumes for dancers

Training in performing arts

Excellent communication skills

Creative skills

Interpersonal skills

Planning skills

Problem solving skills

Decision-making skills

Marketing skills


Aficionado of music and dancing

Highly developed musical sensibility and rhythm

Ability to ideate

Team spirit

It is not a desk job

Needs to handle a team

Travelling is part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.

For freshers -INR50,000 toINR60,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more -INR1,25,000 toINR2,50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only).

The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment17 has grown at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5% between 2000 and 2008. It is expected that the PFCE on entertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 202218. Accordingly, it is expected that the industry would continue to record growth rates between 13% and 14% till 2013. Furthermore, on a long term basis, we expect that the Media and Entertainment

industry to grow at a CAGR of about 12% to 13% between 2008 and 2022.

Keeping in mind the current employment, and the expected growth in different segments in the

industry, we project that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons.

Meet the star dancer-choreographers in India today

Dance shows have come a long way since Boogie Woogie first offered a platform to dancers in 1997. It was a one-of-a-kind show when it debuted. Over the years, there has been no dearth of dance shows on TV. Last year, India's first dance-based movie, ABCD, released successfully, proving that there's finally money in dancing.

From hip-hop and Salsa to B-boying and krumping, dance is a serious and viable business for many. "Unlike a few years ago, when parents rarely encouraged their kids to take up dancing as a profession, today the mindset has changed considerably," says choreographer and director Remo D'Souza.

"Not only have opportunities increased, the earnings have improved too." D'Souza adds that young dancers today are well-versed with different Western dance forms, and the quality of dancing has improved tremendously. Much of the credit goes to TV reality shows, Hollywood and the Internet. D'Souza recalls how, in Varanasi, he was stunned to see young girls krumping perfectly, after looking at clips online.

Another reason dance is growing in India is that talented dancers are not relegated to backup dancers in films today. They take pride of place at our numerous awards shows and promotional events. "The demand has increased," says choreographer-director, Prabhu Deva. "Now, even TV channels have award shows, at which the most preferred form of entertainment is dance."


Film and television Industry

Advertising agencies

Schools across India

Cities across India

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Government College of Dance

Faculty of Arts in University of Mysore

Faculty of Music & Fine Arts

Natak Institute of Kathak and Choreography

Sangeet Natak Academy

Shaimak Davar?s Institute of Performing Arts

Terrance Lewis Academy

Mumbai Film Academy

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya

Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music