As a choreographer, you would create dance routines and movement sequences for dancers and other performers. You could choreograph stage, TV or film performances, music videos, and even fashion shows or corporate events. You may also act as a movement coach for actors.
Choreographers normally specialise in a particular style of dance, including; ballet, modern, jazz, world and disability dance. They often have to interpret a director's instructions or work from a brief. Choosing music, developing ideas, leading rehearsals and auditioning dancers form are all part of the role.
A freelance choreographer would also spend time networking and marketing to find new opportunities and clients. Running your own dance company would involve hiring and managing staff and completing administrative tasks such as applying for funding and maintaining financial records.