dance director resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Veteran dancer and educator, successful at dance technique and teaching all ages diverse aspects of the performing arts. Diplomatic and friendly with a strong dedication to entertainment and continued education. Vast knowledge for managing technical aspects and creating choreography for performances. Brings 15 years of related experience and knowledge.

  • Performance Planning
  • Multitasking
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Technical Instruction
  • Team Management
  • Performance Experience
  • Problem Resolution
  • Stage Management
  • Client Relations
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Curriculum Development
  • ESOL- English as Second Language
  • Organizational Skills
  • Special Education/SEL Training
  • Safety Policies
  • Classroom Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital Instruction
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Differentiated Instruction
08/2018 to Current
Dance Director Minneola Charter School City, STATE,
  • Designed, developed, and implemented the inaugural dance program for students. The program offers participants opportunities to develop interest and mastery of dance.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented digital learning programs in 72 hours during Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Effectively design and plan curricula for grade levels 6-8 in alignment with FL Dance Standards.
  • Prepares progressive lesson plans which enhance dance experience for more than 100 students.
  • Choreographs performances for individuals and groups.
  • Develops new choreography for shows and organized rehearsals with team members.
  • Oversees coordination and administration of the complete dance program.
  • Communicates with students and parents in person, via email and by phone to resolve issues and answer questions.
  • Utilizes different styles of teaching to accommodate students of all capabilities.
  • Manages supply inventory and maintains all facility equipment in good working order.
  • Creates a healthy and safe learning environment for all students by implementing class rules and promoting mutual respect and gentle discipline.
  • Faculty advisor for National Junior Honor Society for Dance Arts and After School Theatre.
  • Worked with directors to select costumes, music, effects and qualified dancers.
  • Demonstrated various dance routines, watched and evaluated dancers and tweaked steps to produce outstanding shows.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish learning goals.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
06/2020 to Current
Assistant Stage Manager and Judge Full Out Dance Production City, STATE,
  • Oversaw scheduling and production details for performances.
  • Liaised between crew and director, relaying information regarding blocking, cues and positions.
  • Remained composed, polished and highly productive, even during moments of extreme stress to achieve optimal results.
  • Boosted employee morale and effectively troubleshot issues to eliminate work flow down time.
  • Provided feedback in group settings to provided dancers with technical and creative performance critiques.
06/2008 to 12/2020
Show and Parades Performer/Entertainment Trainer The Walt Disney Company City, STATE,
  • Incorporated a variety of movement styles into percussive dance routines for stage performance.
  • Performed choreographed songs and dances with precision and enthusiasm.
  • Incorporated feedback from Staging Specialists on and add dimension to upcoming performances.
  • Developed professional relationships with different dance professionals, choreographers, and performers by actively listening and effectively communicating.
  • Performed eye-catching routines at theme parks.
  • Coordinated with choreographers to enhance and refine movements to properly enact intended vision.
  • Picked up choreography moves easily and immediately incorporated changes in choreography or new moves by staying flexible.
  • Managed delicate or difficult interactions with guests in a polite and professional manner, coordinating with security personnel as needed.
  • Adhered to basic scripts while utilizing strategic improvisation during performances and while interacting with guests.
  • Gathered and organized supplementary material to support structured lessons.
  • Mentored new hires, resulting in stronger staff development and increased productivity.
  • Delivered constructive feedback to performers to help enhance their performance of iconic costumed characters.
  • Oversaw the continued development and implementation of safety protocol by working on committees that helped to create new safety policies.
  • Recipient of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Safety Star of the Month 3/2017.
05/2011 to 01/2015
Dancer and Actor Universal Orlando City, STATE,
  • Learned choreography quickly and adapted to changes in choreography seamlessly by maintaining physical and mental flexibility.
  • Worked closely with choreographers to perfect performance of dance moves.
  • Applied expertise in body movements, gestures and different forms of speech to engage audience members and drive engagement.
  • Researched roles to learn traits, mannerisms, accents and other key features of characters.
  • Worked closely with voice instructors to learn new dialects and accents for acting roles.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Dance Performance
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
Expected in 05/2021 to to
FL Professional Educators Certification: Educators Preparation Institute
Valencia College - Orlando, FL,
  • Florida Professional Educator Certificate (Dance)
  • Florida English as a Second Language
  • CLI Studios Continuing Education Certification Program 2019 & 2020
  • Certified Progressing Ballet Technique Instructor
  • Certified Teen Yoga Instructor (In Progress)

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School Attended

  • East Carolina University
  • Valencia College

Job Titles Held:

  • Dance Director
  • Assistant Stage Manager and Judge
  • Show and Parades Performer/Entertainment Trainer
  • Dancer and Actor


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • FL Professional Educators Certification

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