Dance and Choreography Teacher

September 12th, 2023
Dance and Choreography Teacher

Dance and Choreography Teacher

  • Part Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Other
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Arts & Culture, Education
Salary Range: $30,000-$50,000 per annum


Saint Ann’s school seeks a dance and choreography teacher for a part-time position in our Theater Department beginning immediately. Bring your experience (teaching dance to children of any age, choreographing concert dance and/or theater productions) to our talented, curious and energetic students in grades K-12. Our new dance teacher will be capable of teaching up to three sections of  Lower School Dance ( Creative Dance/ Beginning Modern Dance for 1st – 3rd Grade) and up to three sections of Middle School and/or High School dance ( Modern Dance and Choreography) and collaboratively developing, rehearsing, producing and mounting the Middle School and High School  Dance Concerts in March and April of 2024. 

Additional duties include writing checklists and twice-yearly anecdotal reports and participating in weekly department and school-wide initiatives, meetings and community events. Applicants will be able to help students to create their own choreographic vision no matter what level of skill and technique the dancers bring into the classroom. Applicants should be well organized even as they have a high tolerance for chaos and must bring an equity lens to their interactions with colleagues and students. This position can also include assisting in various capacities on classroom and divisional projects and productions. These responsibilities will be assigned based on the applicant’s skills and experience. 




Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student and free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. With a faculty and staff numbering close to 400, and nearly 1100 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most selective independent schools in New York City. The lives of our graduates speak powerfully to the potential of an education based on these principles to ignite a love of learning and sustain creative energy in every field of endeavor. We accomplish this by bringing together talented teachers with creative and motivated students. Saint Ann’s is committed to centering anti-racism in the life of the school. Seeking to create a community rooted in trust and equity, we invite each other to take risks, pursue knowledge, and celebrate growth. 



  • Teaching 1-2 sections of Lower School Dance for Grades 1-3.  These classes are Creative Dance classes with Beginning Modern Dance techniques taught as well.  Each section is one hour and meets  once a week. 

  • Teaching 3-4 sections of Middle School (Grades 4-8 )  and/or High School Modern Dance/ Choreography. These sections range from 45 minutes to 90 minute classes and  meet once a week. 

  • Choreographing class concert pieces and mentoring students in the creation of their own choreography for the Middle School and High School Dance Concerts in the Spring. 

  • Writing anecdotal reports twice yearly in addition to twice yearly checklists. 

  • Sharing production coordination duties with other dance teachers and dance coordinator for Dance Concerts. 

  • Organizing and arranging production meetings with collaborators as needed.  

  • Participating in all weekend and evening rehearsals and performances of dance concerts as well as strike after the concerts, in the role of teacher and co-producer. Specifically five Sunday rehearsals for the High School Dance Concert which includes the dress rehearsal. 

  • Maintaining communication with Division Heads and deans about classes and students. Timely communication about any student support needs and necessary follow up. 

  • Maintaining a healthy, safe and joy-filled environment in which our students can further develop their skills as performance-making artists while also understanding and partaking in the efforts and importance of ensemble at the center of theater making.



  •  A love of working with children and ability to embrace their imaginative impulses and   unique stories through dance.  

  • Experience teaching Creative Dance and/or Modern Dance to children. Experience teaching other dance forms is a plus.

  • Experience with teaching choreography and developing choreography with Middle School and HS students. High School

  • Experience with production coordination and an understanding of how to produce a dance concert.

  • Knowledge of how the applicant’s own identity impacts their choices in the creative theater making process. 

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 


Important Dates for 2024:


Middle School Dance Concert March 18–March 21

           High School Dance Concert April 15, 16 and 18, 19




This is a part time exempt faculty  position with a competitive compensation package including benefits. Salary range of $30,000–$50,000, commensurate with education and experience.



Interested candidates should email their cover letter and  resume to [email protected]. Please indicate how you heard about the position. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Position open until filled.




Saint Ann’s School admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), age, marital status, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, familial status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, in carrying on its educational activities or in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.


Saint Ann's School

  • 129 Pierrepont Street
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • USA
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