Dancers use their bodies to interpret feelings, ideas, moods, music, and drama. They may perform alone or with others in a group, before live audiences or in front of television and film cameras. (alis) Dancers are employed by ballet and dance companies, television and film productions and nightclubs and similar establishments. This unit group also includes dance teachers who are usually employed by dance academies and dance schools. (NOC)

Actors and comedians perform roles in motion picture, television, theatre and radio productions to entertain a variety of audiences. They are employed by motion picture, television, theatre and other production companies. This unit group includes acting teachers employed by private acting schools. (NOC)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized programs in Dance. Nor does UM offer a specific Acting program; it does however offer practicums and a theatrical techniques course within the Theatre program - view the Academic Calendar for more information.  Also view the links below for information about dance and other acting training programs in Canada.  If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.

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