Shame Choreographed by Genesis Medious, Studiodance Fall 2021, Department of Dance, Photo by Natalie Fiol

Summer dance festivals and some large companies offer opportunities to train and study. Check these options as well as the list maintained by the Department of Dance to advance your career.

Career Paths
  • Alexander Technique Teacher
  • Artistic Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Critic
  • Dance Educator
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Feldenkrais Method Teacher
  • Fitness Studio Owner
  • Marketing Rep for a Dance Company
  • Movement Therapist
  • Performer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Producer
  • Sports Trainer
  • Theatre Administrator
  • Videographer
  • Yoga or Pilates Instructor
  • Youth Worker

In a survey of 350 Department of Dance alumni:

  • —21% were teaching in higher education
  • —17% were teaching body work, fitness, or physical, occupational, or dance therapy
  • —16% were teaching privately or in public schools
  • —14% were employed in fields including social entrepreneurship, medicine, wellness, counseling, and law
  • —12% were working at dance companies
  • —8.5% were entrepreneurs
  • —8% were artistic directors
  • —7% were freelancing
  • —4% were working in arts administration
More Assistance

Head to the Student Resources section on My.FAA for additional information and advice or make an appointment at the Career Center for an individualized planning session.