Every dancer needs a resume, but not every dancer knows exactly what should be on their professional dance resume. A professional dance resume features information that would not be found on a run-of-the-mill basic resume, such as height, weight, dance skills, as well as, past repertoire and roles performed. Make your resume stand out amongst the hundreds companies may receive each year with the following guidance.
Your professional dance resume should include:
Personal Information: Gender, age, height, weight, phone number, address, and email address.
Training: Names of schools, colleges and universities including level attained, years studied, and your instructors.
Professional Experience: Name of the companies you have danced for including years participated in and the Artistic Director.
Performances: Repertoire and roles performed, as well as, year of the performance.
Competitions: Competitions participated in and any prizes/awards received.
Other Experience: Teaching and choreography experience.
Make sure the items above are organized neatly with a clear focus. Along with the above, you should always include a headshot and a 5×7 of you in traditional dance wardrobe. The 5×7 pose should show your line such first arabesque or attitude derriere for a ballet audition.
Utilize your dance resume as a marketing tool to secure auditions and to grow your professional career!