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Choreographers work with the dancers to interpret and develop ideas and transform them into a stage show. This involves the control of the entire production process or work under the lead of an art director. These professionals can also work on music shows (concerts especially), films, television or with music bands.

In dance, and especially in ballet, while choreographers design the choreography, dance repeaters (répétiteur) are who transmit it to part or all of the team that performs it. These professionals memorize and transmit the steps, entrances and exits of all the people who take part in the dance and participate in rehearsals managing the dialogue of choreographers with the technical and interpretive team, transmitting and working together the intention, projection and expressiveness of movements.


  • Choose music and sound effects to accompany the movement.
  • Experiment dance moves with the dancers.
  • Redesign pieces created in the repertoire of a dance troupe to come up with a novel interpretation.
  • Teach dancers and other artists.
  • Assist the director during auditions and casting sessions. When choosing dancers, the director must consider their presence and skills as actors/actresses; the choreographer must take into consideration the musical and dancing skills of the candidates, as well as their aesthetic suitability for the piece created.
  • Rehearse with the artists.
  • In small companies, the choreographer also assumes some administrative tasks, such as the confirmation of performance contracts, the show calendar and insurance reviews.

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Centre per al desenvolupament professional Porta22

Barcelona Treball (Porta22)
Llacuna, 156-162, 08018 Barcelona

Monday to Friday from 9 to 18 h

Generalitat de Catalunya
Unió Europea FEDER
Unió Europea FSE