How to become a dancer and choreographer: Rachel's story


You have to learn about your body to be able to teach about it. I really enjoyed GCSE Science because it was a challenge and it taught me so much about my body.

  • Rachel teaches people how to express themselves through dance. She runs her own dance classes at Adore Lifestyle, where she shows people how to warm up their joints and muscles before a dance class, so that they don’t injure themselves
  • Rachel really enjoyed Science at GCSE because it taught her about her body, biology and how to keep healthy
  • Knowing how her body works helps Rachel to create unique movements through dance that really wow people.

Rachel's career path

Rachel's career path

What to expect if you want to be a dancer and choreographer

  • Salary: Variable
  • Working hours: 28 to 30 hours per week
  • Entry requirements: Graded examinations, vocational dance school, three-year degree/diploma or one-year postgraduate. Contact course providers for more details

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

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