Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers


Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers entertain by portraying roles in productions, performing and composing dances, and performing a variety of other acts.
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady
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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characterisations
  • learning lines and cues, rehearsing parts, and applying vocal and movement skills to the development of characterisation
  • preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors
  • acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions
  • practising dance routines and interpreting the choreographic content of the production
  • performing dances for audience entertainment, coordinating body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
  • composing and notating ballet compositions and other dance routines
  • creating and performing individual performance routines
  • rehearsing, auditioning and travelling between entertainment venues

Job Titles

  • Actor
  • Dancer or Choreographer
  • Entertainer or Variety Artist
  • Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • Certificate III in Community Dance, Theatre and Events, Certificate III in Dance, Certificate III in Assistant Dance Teaching
  • Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, Certificate IV in Community Culture, Diploma of Musical Theatre, Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management
  • Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)
  • Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)


  • Bachelor of Arts *

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