Dance is an independent and diverse art form. Dance accommodates a variety of dance genres, but dance can also be part of a play, a musical or an opera, for example.
Since this is not a job attainable through academic studies alone, most professional dancers have danced since they were young. Success requires great interest and rigorous training. Dancers can work independently, create their own dance projects and thus combine the creative process and the dance itself. Otherwise, professional dancers take part in smaller independent dance projects or stagings of theaters, operas or the Icelandic Dance Company.