Dancer Sample Resume

Dianne Ronson
1234 Coombs Lane
Tempe, AZ 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Dianne

Seeking to obtain a professional dancer position in an entertainment environment in which I will progressively utilize my extensive fine art and education background.  

Qualifications Summary
  • More than 10 years experience as a professional dancer.
  • Extensive knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music and dance.
  • Strong ability to coordinate the movement of arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
  • Able to exert oneself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Attention to details, very patient, creative and dedicated individual with strong organization skills.
  • Able to work in a team as well as on my own.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to provide as well as to follow instructions.  
Eastern Connecticut State University, Hartford, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (May 1997)
Rhode Island Community College
  • Associate's in Arts (May 1995)
Work Experience
Dancer: June 2005 - Present, Professional Dance School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Attend costume fittings, photography sessions, and makeup calls associated with dance performances.
  • Collaborate with choreographers in order to refine or modify dance steps.
  • Coordinate dancing with that of partners or dance ensembles.
  • Develop self-understanding of physical capabilities and limitations, and choose dance styles accordingly.
  • Harmonize body movements to rhythm of musical accompaniment.
  • Perform classical, modern, or acrobatic dances in productions, expressing stories, rhythm, and sound with their bodies.
  • Perform in productions, singing or acting in addition to dancing, if required.
  • Study and practice dance moves required in roles.  
Dance Teacher: May 2002 - May 2005, Professional Dancer, Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities included: teaching dance to students, training, exercising, and attending dance classes to maintain high levels of technical proficiency, physical ability, and physical fitness. Auditioning for dance roles or for membership in dance companies. Devising and choreographing dance for self or others. Monitoring the field of dance to remain aware of current trends and innovations. Designing dances for individual dancers, dance companies, musical theatre, opera, fashion shows, film, television productions and special events, and for dancers ranging from beginners to professionals. Developing ideas for creating dances, keeping notes and sketches to record influences. Teaching students, dancers, and other performers about rhythm and interpretive movement.  

References: Available upon request.