Careers and industry

Dance education is an incredibly diverse and exciting discipline with many career paths.

You could be teaching dance in private dance schools, vocational schools, primary and secondary schools, community settings and in Further or Higher Education. You might be working with students who dance for a hobby or young people aiming to become professional dancers. Teaching requires a highly adaptable and transferable skill set and our graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers, not only in dance, but in associated professions all over the world.

Whether you seek to continue your studies further, develop a freelance or portfolio career, or enter full-time employment, our programmes will equip you with the skills and knowledge to cultivate a successful career in dance education.

By my final year I was overwhelmed by the amount of opportunities made available to me and the ranging roles within the industry.”
Jodie Nunn BA in Ballet Education, Graduate
  • Careers & industry links

    Careers & industry links

    We work with organisations around the world to ensure our programmes and teaching staff are at the forefront of dance education and provide you with a breadth of experience to launch
    or develop your career. In addition to work placements and visits, you will also enjoy input from guest tutors and speakers, including leading figures from the world of dance and education.


  • Teaching placements

    Teaching placements

    Many of our programmes offer face-to-face teaching experiences through placement opportunities. These develop your teaching skills and help you gain confidence while working with real students in a supportive and supervised environment. We work with many
    different partnership schools to provide a range of placements for students. These provide a multitude of dance teaching contexts and ensure that you become well-rounded and experienced teachers, equipped to face the unique demands of the profession.