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Comprehensive directory containing biographies of world's most famous dancers.

Dancers have always enthralled us with their snappy, yet graceful, moves and the creativity of their work. It is something that has been a part of every culture ever since time in memorial. Practically every culture and every civilization, tribe or settlement has had a dance form especially associated with them. This form of self-expression is classified in various types depending on the genre of the music, with which it’s associated, and the number of people involved in performing it. An example of this would be when there is just one person dancing, it would be a solo performance and could be anything from a new age to ceremonial dance, however something like a waltz would be a partner dance because it requires two people. There are some forms that are referred to as group dances because, as the name suggests, it requires a fairly big group of people to deliver that performance. When we think of this field, it is but obvious we think of people like Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire and Anna Pavlova (a Russian ballet dancer). It is also natural to wish to know more about these people others like them, so here is a collection of their biographies, life stories, timeline, trivia and interesting facts about them.
Aaliyah Aaliyah

As one hums the song “Age ain't nothing but a number”, memories flashback of the “Princess of R&B”, who with her debut album broke all ...

Aaron Carter Aaron Carter

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose to fame as a pop and hip-hop singer in the first decade of the 21st century. Right from his ...

Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille

Agnes de Mille was a famous American dancer and choreographer who took a long and successful but eventful journey in the domain of theatre and ...

Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey was a choreographer who established the ‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’ to promote modern dance forms. He was an ...

Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina hailed to be one of the most famous dancers of all time. She reached the pinnacles of glory ...

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse was a renowned American actor, musical theatre artiste, director and choreographer. He won a total of eight Tony Awards for his ...

Bob Hope Bob Hope

Perhaps no other person in the history of the entertainment industry has traveled so far tirelessly across the globe to entertain service men at ...

britnet spears Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears is a famous American pop star who will go down in the history as one of the greatest pop artists from the west. She was ...

Doris Humphrey Doris Humphrey

Doris Humphrey was an early twentieth century dancer and choreographer, hailed as one of the first modern dance choreographers who played a ...

George M. Cohan George M. Cohan

George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer and producer considered to be ‘the father of American ...

Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan was an American pioneer of dance and is often referred to as the ‘Mother of Modern Dance’. She began dancing when she was a ...

James Cagney James Cagney

James Cagney was an American actor. He was the second of seven children born to James Francis Cagney, Sr. and Carolyn Nelson. He attended ...

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez

One of the extremely popular entertainers of today, Jennifer Lopez has shown her versatility to the world as a dancer, actor and singer. She is ...

Josephine Baker Josephine Baker

Proclaimed to be 'the most sensational woman anyone ever saw' by Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker was one of the most successful entertainers ...

Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham, an American dancer and choreographer, was a trendsetter in African-American modern dance. She performed a confluence of both ...

Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai

Mallika Sarabhai is one of India’s leading classical dancers and choreographers. A truly multifaceted personality, she is also an acclaimed ...

Martha Graham Martha Graham

The first ever dancer to perform at the White House, American dancer Martha Graham was an artist beyond compare. In a career spanning over half ...

Mary Wigman Mary Wigman

Mary Wigman was a German dancer and choreographer, considered as one of the most noteworthy pioneers in the history of modern dance. Her ...

Mata Hari Mata Hari

Margaretha Zelle or Mata Hari is known to the world as a courtesan and a double-agent who was executed by the French during World War I. ...

Merce Cunningham Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham was an American modern dancer and teacher, most remembered as an innovative and influential choreographer. While receiving his ...

Michael Kidd Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd was an award winning American choreographer who over his long and productive career spanning decades revolutionized choreography on ...

Mrinalini Sarabhai Mrinalini Sarabhai

Mrinalini Sarabhai is one of the best known faces of Indian classical dance. She is an expert dancer in Bharatanatyam and Kathakali, and is also ...

Paul Taylor Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor’s name is synonymous with ‘modern choreography’ in America. Considered a leading choreographer of the 20th century, Taylor is ...

Paula Abdul Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is known to the world as the controversial yet internationally acclaimed choreographer who hit it big during the music videos era in ...

Robert Joffrey Robert Joffrey

Robert Joffrey was an American dancer and choreographer who founded the famous Joffrey Ballet along with his longtime partner, Gerald Arpino. ...

Rukmini Devi Arundale Rukmini Devi Arundal...

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian classical dancer who led the renaissance of the ‘Bharatnatyam’ dance form and founded the Kalakshetra ...

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr.

One of the most versatile entertainers to have ever graced the American entertainment industry, Sammy Davis, Jr. was a multifaceted personality. ...

Sonal Mansingh Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is an eminent Indian classical dancer and choreographer, renowned for her Odissi dancing style. Prominently a dancer, she is also ...

Terrence Lewis Terence Lewis

Terence Lewis is a famous Indian dancer and choreographer, who is trained in Indian folk, contemporary and neo-classical dance forms. He has ...

Tina Turner Tina Turner

Anna Mae Bullock, popularly known by her stage name Tina Turner, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and author. She is one of ...

Twyla Tharp Twyla Tharp

One of the most talented choreographers ever to grace modern American stage and films, Twyla Tharp is a dancer cum choreographer best known for ...