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Choreographer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 7,100 Choreographers in the United States. The Choreographer job market is expected to grow by 6.3% between 2014 and 2024.

Choreographer Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Choreographers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,700 Choreographers. That number is based on 400 additional Choreographers, and the retirement of 2,300 existing Choreographers.

Demand for Choreographers

Competition for choreographer jobs is intense. Simply stated, the number of applicants vastly exceeds the number of job openings and only the most talented find regular employment. Not surprisingly, many of the most sought after positions are concentrated in the major entertainment centres of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London; or with traveling dance companies. Large dance companies are not expected to add many positions over the coming decade. However, opportunities do exist outside of the stage and motion picture industries. Choreographers find employment with private dance schools and studios; local dance and performing arts companies; and even higher-end casinos and theme parks. A growing interest in dance and pop culture and increased enrolment in dance schools should create more jobs for choreographers who provide lessons. While interest in dance will sustain large and mid-size companies, public and private funding and grants are not expected to keep pace with rising production costs, resulting in fewer performances and fewer opportunities.

Supply of Choreographers

The Choreographer industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Virginia.

Choreographer Job Market by State

State name Employed Choreographers
California 690
Texas 450
Virginia 360
Minnesota 280
Louisiana 260
New Jersey 240
Wyoming 190
Connecticut 180
Kansas 170
Michigan 170
South Dakota 150
New York 120
Florida 110
Pennsylvania 100
Oregon 100
Washington 90
Georgia 90
Tennessee 80
South Carolina 60
Ohio 60
Utah 50
North Carolina 50

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