NOC 5232 – Other performers, n.e.c.



This unit group includes circus performers, magicians, models, puppeteers and other performers not elsewhere classified. They are employed by circuses, nightclubs, and theatre, advertising and other production companies, or they may be self-employed.

There is little mobility between the different occupations in this unit group.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Buskers entertain passers-by on sidewalks and in parks with magic tricks, juggling acts, short dramatic works, music and other entertaining displays.
  • Circus performers such as trapeze artists, high-wire walkers, clowns and jugglers entertain audiences with thrilling and humorous acts.
  • Magicians and illusionists perform sleight-of-hand tricks, disappearing acts and other illusions.
  • Fashion models display clothing and merchandise in commercials, advertisements and fashion shows and pose for artists and photographers.
  • Puppeteers operate puppets and marionettes.

Employment Requirements

  • Circus performers and acrobats may require a period of study at a circus school.
  • Completion of modelling courses is usually required for models.
  • Training for other occupations in this unit group is often obtained under the guidance of a practitioner.
  • Talent and ability, as demonstrated during an audition, are important hiring criteria.
  • Membership in a guild or union related to the occupation or type or performance may be required.

All Titles

  • acrobat
  • aerial acrobat – entertainment
  • art and photography model
  • busker
  • circus artist
  • circus performer
  • clown
  • contortionist
  • deejay (DJ) – turntablist
  • DJ (deejay) – turntablist
  • entertainer
  • equilibrist
  • erotic dancer
  • exotic dancer
  • face painter
  • fashion model
  • high-wire walker
  • hypnotist
  • illusionist
  • impersonator
  • juggler
  • look-alike
  • magician
  • marionette handler
  • mascot
  • mimic
  • model
  • nude dancer
  • prestidigitator
  • puppeteer
  • rodeo driver
  • rodeo horse rider
  • Santa Claus/Mrs. ClausMrs. Claus, Santa Claus
  • show horse rider
  • slack-rope performer – entertainment
  • sleight-of-hand artist
  • street entertainer
  • striptease dancer
  • stunt performerstuntman, stuntwoman
  • stunt rider
  • stuntman/woman
  • table dancer
  • thrill performer
  • trapeze artist
  • turntablist
  • veejay (VJ) – video performance artist
  • ventriloquist
  • VJ (veejay) – video performance artist


  • Actors and comedians (5135)
  • Dancers (5134)
  • Musicians and singers (5133)


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