Profession choreologist

Choreologists are specialised creators of dance in specific styles or traditions, such as ethnic dance, early dance or baroque dance. Their work is contextualised historically and sociologically as an expression of the human group that developed it. Choreologists analyse dance from intrinsic aspects: theory, practice and epistemology of movements in itself. They also study dance from the extrinsic perspective: the social, ethnological, etnographical and sociological context in which dance is developed.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic
  • Artistic / Social


  • Art-historical values

    The historical and artistic values implied in examples of one's branch of art.

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.


  • Draw up choreography

    Document and preserve the choreography of a production, the choreographer’s intention and vision.

  • Monitor art scene developments

    Monitor artistic events, trends, and other developments. Read recent art publications in order to develop ideas and to keep in touch with relevant art world activities.

  • Act as a resource person in dance

    Act as an expert consultant for choreographers, programmers, venues, conservatories, and other relevant institutions.

  • Manage artistic career

    Present yourself and your artistic approach. Position your work in target markets. Promote and market yourself and your oeuvre.

  • Demonstrate specialisation in a dance tradition

    Demonstrate an embodied understanding of dance and dance-making, and an informed artistic viewpoint of your chosen dance style, that enables you to reconstruct or create a choreographic work fully immersed in your selected dance tradition.

  • Notate different dances

    Use dance noting techniques to notate different forms of dance.

  • Log changes in choreography

    Indicate any changes in choreography during a production and correct errors in notation.

  • Work with broad variety of personalities

    Be flexible and work with a broad mix of personalities.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Evaluate art quality

    Correctly evaluate the quality of art objects, artefacts, photographs and documents.

  • Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts

    Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.

  • Interpret artistic intentions

    Interpret the artistic intentions of the author.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse score inspire enthusiasm for dance teach dance be in touch with your body show intercultural awareness work in an international environment manage artistic project