Ballet Dancer Salary

A Ballet Dancer earns an average salary of $23,493 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$17,044 - $50,684
$17K
$24K
$51K
MEDIAN: $24,027
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $17,044 - $50,684
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$17,516 - $59,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Ballet Dancer

Ballet dancers usually perform live on a stage. They are required to be familiar with a variety of genres, including classical ballet, contemporary dance, African dance, street dance, Asian dance, and many others. They must be capable of understanding and interpreting their choreographer’s work. They often have to improvise. Ballet dancers must be confident since, most of the time, they dance in front of a large audience. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must cooperate closely with their partner, choreographer, and/or other ballet dancers. Ballet dancers may be required to work as part of ensemble groups or in soloist roles.

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Ballet Dancer Tasks

  • Perform in stage events including musicals, dance shows and concerts, movies, videos, commercials, or community or entertainment events.
  • May assist with choreography.
  • Express narrative and rhythm of dances through body movements.
  • Train and attend rehearsals.

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Key Stats for Ballet Dancer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Ballet Dancer Salaries

Experienced
▲58%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Mid-Career
▼16%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 30%
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