Dance Resume Examples
Years of Experience
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|HAIR: Brown||EYES: Hazel||EMAIL: [email protected]|
Recent graduate of the nation’s no. 1 Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Dance. Held roles in the school’s American Spirit Dance Company (ASDC) and Opera and Music Theatre Company and performed with the ASDC’s elite international group on its Southeast tour. Worked successfully with Joseph Khan as a background dancer on The Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do?” music video. Uniquely talented in hip-hop dance, specifically breaking.
|Jonas Brothers – “What a Man Gotta Do”||Background Dancer||Joseph Khan|
Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY Oklahoma City May 2019
Spring Break NYC Workshop – 2018
Certificate of Professional Development in Dance (2017)
Institute of the Arts Barcelona at Liverpool John Moores University, Barcelona, Spain
- Hip-Hop Breaking (30K YouTube Subscribers)
|HEIGHT: 5’6”||WEIGHT: 110 lbs||PHONE: 123-456-7890|
|HAIR: Blonde||EYES: Green||EMAIL: [email protected]|
Energetic commercial dancer with a well-known repertoire, including TV’s Glee and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Spent one year working for Disney Cruiseline as a dancer and tumbling specialist, and was asked to help train other dancers after only two months. Excellent clogger and a strong tap dancer.
|Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist||Dancer||Jo Moore|
|Netflix’s High School Musical: The Series||Dancer/Vocalist||Marvin Brown|
|Disney Cruise Line||Dancer/Gymnast|
|Taylor Swift – “Me!” -2019||Backup Dancer||Dave Myers|
|Under Armour – “Move It”|
- StarMarkers Dance and Tumbling Company, 2005-2017
- Broadway Dance Center’s Pro Dance Team Prep Series 2016, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SOLOIST
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|HAIR: Black||EYES: Brown||EMAIL: [email protected]|
San Francisco Ballet Company soloist and a winner at the 2014 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards. Trained with Patrick Armand in the San Francisco Ballet Trainee program and under Ballet Master Vladimir Djouloukhadze at the Kirov Academy of Ballet for over 10 years. Performed in every San Francisco Ballet Company production since 2014.
San Francisco Ballet School
- Named an apprentice in 2014
- Joined company as a corps de ballet member in 2015
- Promoted to soloist in 2019
- Soloist and featured roles in:
- Apollo – Polyhymnia
- Bach Partita – Featured Role
- La Bayadère – Gamzatti; First Shade
- The Brahms-Haydn Variations – Leading Role
- Cinderella (Ashton) – Fairy Spring
- The Nutcracker (Ratmansky)
- On the Dnieper – Olga’s Mother
- Swan Lake (McKenzie) – Queen Mother
|San Francisco Ballet School, Trainee Program, May 2014||Patrick Armand|
|Kirov Academy of Ballet, 2001-2012||Vladimir Djouloukhadze|
- Scholarship winner at Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards, 2014
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|HAIR: Brown||EYES: Brown||EMAIL: [email protected]|
Extraordinary Broadway dancer with over 10 years of experience and an undeniable knack for vocal performance, according to vocal coach Liz Caplan. Appeared in four long-running Broadway musicals. Served as Drew McOnie’s Dance Captain in Broadway’s recent rendition of King Kong and performed the understudy role of Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a total of 22 times.
|The Greatest Showman||Ensemble Dancer||Ashley Wallen|
|King Kong||Ensemble/Dance Captain||Drew McOnie|
|Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Ensemble/u/s Veruca Salt|
|Matilda the Musical||Ensemble Dancer||Peter Darling|
|SpiderMan Turn Off the Dark||Ensemble Dancer||Jerry Mitchell|
Music Theater Works-Chicago
|The Sound of Music||Maria||Kyle Dougan|
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance
SHENANDOAH CONSERVATORY Winchester, VA, 2003-2007
- Westchester Dance Academy Competitive Troupe, 1996-2003
- Private Vocal Coach: Liz Caplan
- Master Classes with Alice Ripley; Sierra Boggess
Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Dance Resumes
Casting directors want dancers who have technical expertise and a professional work ethic. They also prefer artists who exhibit natural or honed soft skills to complement those technical skills. Below you’ll find a list of key skills, competencies, and action verbs that casting directors often look for when auditioning dancers. Finding natural ways to work these phrases into your resume can help bolster your credibility and make casting directors take a second look.
|Communication||Cool under pressure|
|Feedback||High emotional intelligence|
Tips for Writing a Better Dance Resume
Don’t undersell your soft skills
While technical ability and knowledge in a wide range of dance genres, methods, and concepts are critical for a professional dancer, possessing certain soft skills can be equally important. So, don’t downplay your soft skills. Make sure your resume emphasizes at least one dance-related soft skill that you excel in, such as your communication skills, flexibility, and teamwork. Make sure to emphasize at least one soft skill that you excel or is featured in the job description.
Good at feedback.
Experienced dancer who is flexible, a strong motivator, and talented at interpersonal communication.
Quantify your dance experience on your resume
Quantifying your dance experience on your resume offers directors and choreographers a more complete picture of your unique professional history. When writing your dancer profile section, try to include answers to the following questions, “how much?” or “how many?” For example:
- How many times have you performed live on a professional stage as a dancer?
- How much faster did you memorize the routine for the music video than the other dancers?
- How many hours have you spent filming as a dancer on a professional set?
- How many professional awards have you won as a dancer?
- How many times did you play your understudy role?
Played understudy role.
Performed in music videos.
How to Align Your Resume with the Job Description
Carnival Cruise Line Casting Call - Playlist Dancers
Carnival Cruise Line seeks energetic and adaptable dancers with expert-level skills in contemporary dance, vocal work, and value teamwork. Performers receive free room and board while on ship, but may need to remain on board at as many as 30% of ports. High-quality Salsa skills are a plus.
Must be at least 18 years old and have experience in live entertainment. You will be required to learn technical exercises and contrasting combinations on audition day. Per the information in the casting call, dancers wanting to audition for Carnival’s Playlist Dancer ensemble should have the following skills and qualifications:
- Expert Skills: Contemporary Dance, Vocals
- Experience in live entertainment
- Salsa skills
Now, go back and examine your resume and look for areas where you can incorporate those relevant keywords. Then incorporate them naturally into your resume. Here’s what a dancer’s profile on their resume might look like after reading the that casting call:
Dance Work Experience Example
First-class contemporary dancer and vocalist with extensive experience in live entertainment. Energetic individual who is a dedicated team player, happy to adapt based on a production’s needs. Earned two awards in Salsa performance.