Heavy Choreographed by Laina Carney and Bianca Hairston, Dance at Illinois, 2015, 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 Dance at Illinois 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 Dance at Illinois 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

As of July 2015, 100% of the Dance at Illinois class of 2013 was employed in dance or a related field.

More Assistance

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