You'll need a high level of dance training and experience. You could do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree to develop your skills. Relevant subjects include:
- professional dance
- musical theatre
- dance and choreography
Proper training is essential to allow you to build the stamina, technical ability and range of professional skills and contacts.
You may take a postgraduate course in choreography at a professional dance school or university, which may help you when looking for work.
You'll usually need:
- 1 or 2 A levels for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels for a degree