Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers entertain by portraying roles in productions, performing and composing dances, and performing a variety of other acts.
A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed. High levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest are also important.
- 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
- Dancer or Choreographer
- Entertainer, or Variety Artist
- Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers
Entertains by portraying roles in film, television, radio and stage productions.
Specialisations: Mime Artist, Voice-over Artist
Dancer or Choreographer
Entertains by performing dances, or creates dance compositions.
Specialisations: Ballet Dancer, Contemporary or Modern Dancer, Exotic Dancer
Entertainer, or Variety Artist
Entertains by performing a variety of acts using a mix of acting, singing, dance and movement skills.
Specialisations: Busker, Circus Artist, Clown, Comedian, Magician/Illusionist, Puppeteer, Ventriloquist
Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers
Includes Circus Trainer, Disc Jockey (Nightclub), Extra (Film or Television), Motivational Speaker, Public Speaker, Stunt Performer