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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
(American)

Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her ...

Aaron Carter Aaron Carter
(American)

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose ...

Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille
(American)

Agnes de Mille was a famous American dancer and ...

Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey
(American)

Alvin Ailey was a choreographer who established ...

Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlova
(Russian)

Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was a Russian prima ...

Birju Maharaj Birju Maharaj
(Indian)

Indian dancer Birju Maharaj is a master of the ...

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
(American)

Bob Fosse was a renowned American actor, musical ...

Bob Hope Bob Hope
(American)

Perhaps no other person in the history of the ...

Britney Spears Britney Spears
(American)

Britney Jean Spears is a famous American pop star ...

Doris Humphrey Doris Humphrey
(American)

Doris Humphrey was an early twentieth century ...

Fred Astaire Fred Astaire
(American)

Frederick Austerlitz was an American dancer, ...

George M. Cohan George M. Cohan
(American)

George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, ...

Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan
(American)

Isadora Duncan was an American pioneer of dance ...

James Cagney James Cagney
(American)

James Cagney was an American actor. He was the ...

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez
(American)

One of the extremely popular entertainers of ...

Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins
(American)

Jerome Robbins was an American theater producer ...

Josephine Baker Josephine Baker
(French)

Proclaimed to be 'the most sensational woman ...

Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham
(American)

Katherine Dunham, an American dancer and ...

Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai
(Indian)

Mallika Sarabhai was one of India’s leading ...

Margot Fonteyn Margot Fonteyn
(British)

Margot Fonteyn was an English ballerina counted ...

Martha Graham Martha Graham
(American)

The first ever dancer to perform at the White ...

Mary Wigman Mary Wigman
(German)

Mary Wigman was a German dancer and ...

Mata Hari Mata Hari
(Dutch)

Margaretha Zelle or Mata Hari is known to the ...

Merce Cunningham Merce Cunningham
(American)

Merce Cunningham was an American modern dancer ...

Michael Kidd Michael Kidd
(American)

Michael Kidd was an award winning American ...

Mikhail Baryshnikov Mikhail Baryshnikov
(American)

Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, also known by ...

Mrinalini Sarabhai Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Indian)

Mrinalini Sarabhai was one of the best known ...

Paul Taylor Paul Taylor
(American)

Paul Taylor’s name is synonymous with ‘modern ...

Paula Abdul Paula Abdul
(American)

Paula Abdul is known to the world as the ...

Robert Joffrey Robert Joffrey
(American)

Robert Joffrey was an American dancer and ...

Rudolf Nureyev Rudolf Nureyev
(Austrian)

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet ballet ...

Rukmini Devi Arundale Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Indian)

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian classical ...

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr.
(American)

One of the most versatile entertainers to have ...

Sonal Mansingh Sonal Mansingh
(Indian)

Sonal Mansingh is an eminent Indian classical ...

Terrence Lewis Terence Lewis
(Indian)

Terence Lewis is a famous Indian dancer and ...

Tina Turner Tina Turner
(American)

Anna Mae Bullock, popularly known by her stage ...

Twyla Tharp Twyla Tharp
(American)

One of the most talented choreographers ever to ...

Vaslav Nijinsky Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ukrainian)

Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and ...

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