Performing and Presenting resume templates

A performer is an entertainer, an artist who performs a show with the purpose of entertaining an audience. There are a big variety of performers as: magicians, singers, actors, musicians, dancers, comedians, Disc Jockeys (DJs), hosts, etc. Performers work in a variety of places as films, theaters, stadiums, discotheques, clubs, etc, there are even artists who perform on the street, they are called street performers.

To become a performer, it is necessary to receive preparation in the field you want to work in. For example, people who want to become actors or actress can take acting classes in a variety of institutions, however they will have more employment opportunities if they get a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Some of the best acting schools in the USA are:

  • The Theater Schools of the University of Southern California.
  • The New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
  • The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
  • The American Film Institute.
  • The School of Theater of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • The Actors Studio Drama School of Pace University.

If you want to be an actor, but a theater actor, it is also possible to assist to these institutions, nevertheless the ones which specialize in theater are:

  • The Theater Schools of the University of Southern California.
  • The New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
  • The Actors Studio Drama School of Pace University.

However, a different preparation is needed if you for example want become a Disc jockey (DJ). A disc Jockey plays music. But they also have other functions according to the place where they work, some plays and mix songs in order to create new beats; they usually work in clubs or in places to dance. Other DJs just play music and entertain; they mostly work in radio shows. There is no a DJ school, people have to learn from by watching others and practicing, nevertheless if you want to be a radio DJ, a degree in journalism, communication or broadcasting will be necessary, since you will be doing a lot of talking.

To become a performer the talent is not the only necessary thing, it is also necessary to feel real passion about what you do. Performers have to train for long hours and do not have a defined schedule; rehearsals can be prolonged for many hours in which they have to stay there practicing. Also there might be times when you will not get a job. Most of the performers' careers are very unrewarding, that is why we can say that the most important aspects of personality performers have to develop are persistence and patience.

Also do not expect to become millionaire form one day to another. We always hear about the exorbitant salaries that famous performers (especially singers and actors) have, but this is because they are very famous and recognized around the world. Nevertheless when you are starting, you will have to do it in small productions or companies, and you should not expect to receive a very large salary.

Preparing a resume for a performer is not easy; this is why we recommend you to look at the examples provided below, those samples will help you create your own resume.

Resumes for Performing and Presenting