All the World’s a Stage – Careers in the Performing Arts

Whether you love to dance, sing or act, if performing is your passion then you may want to consider the following career options. Teaching
Regardless of what type of performing art you love to do you can teach it to others for a career.

If you are an actor or actress you can easily find work because most schools have theater departments. To increase your earning potential you can double major in college for theater and education.

Many performing artist also find work at local performing arts schools or theaters. They can teach children their craft both in groups and on an individual basis.

This is an easy way to keep your passion alive and share your talent with others. Choreography

If you are a dancer but don’t want to be in the spotlight choreography is perfect for you. Choreographers are needed in many different places.

They are used for movies, TV, plays, music videos and other productions. Choreographers get to create and then teach dances and performances to other performers. They are the backbone to a production and they get to see their artistic vision come to life.

Generally, choreographers have some training in the field and some earn a bachelors degree although it is not required. Director
If acting is your passion and for whatever reason you cannot do it consider becoming a director. Directors can work on plays, commercials, TV and movies.

Directors create the entire visual, audio and creative feel of a production. Essentially, they run the show and bring their creative vision to life. To become a director you don’t need a degree, but it is helpful.

You can get your foot in the door by working as an assistant to the director or taking other available jobs on film sets. Additionally, many actors and actresses start out directing by making short independent films to get their name out there.

The most important thing is to gain contacts and experience by working and networking in the entertainment industry.