Step up mates! It is time to explore the life, feats, and deeds of some of America's most exceptionally talented choreographers, right here. America has been the minefield of creative force, as far as dancing goes. Thanks to some of America's cutting-edge choreographers, the country's dance forms underwent sea change in the last century. It is because of this extraordinarily talented, diverse, and distinctive lot of choreographers, American dancers are counted among the bests in the world today. A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music, and fantasy, these choreographers inserted new soul to every dance move they fashioned. These high profile choreographers have an impressive list of credits to their name and have teamed up with some of the biggest celebrity dancers of their times. American choreographers have been the driving force behind some of America's most celebrated dancers. So what are you waiting for? Pull up your socks, put on your dancing shoes, and get waltzing down the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts of America's famous choreographers in the biographies here.
Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Abby Lee MillerAbby Lee Miller
21 September 1966
Dance Instructor, Reality TV Judge

Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet Dancer

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985

Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards
16 January 1980
Drag Performer
Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer

Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress
Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and choreographer

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer

Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega
18 April 1950
Film Producer, Director, Choreographer
Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance Choreographer

Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer
Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval
15 October 1985

Sean LewSean Lew
25 November 2001
Dancer, Choreographer

Witney CarsonWitney Carson
17 October 1993
Dancer. Choreographer

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams
29 November 1978
Choreographer/Reality TV Star
Brandon ArreagaBrandon Arreaga
14 December 1999
Musical Artist

JoJo GomezJoJo Gomez
09 July 1993
Dancer, Choreographer

Grethe Barrett HolbyGrethe Barrett Holby
26 April 1948
Opera Producer

Agnes de MilleAgnes de Mille
18 September 1905
American dancer and choreographer
Josh KillackyJosh Killacky
04 December 1995

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Mia MichaelsMia Michaels
23 February 1966

Ian EastwoodIan Eastwood
16 April 1993
Dancer, Choreographer

Michael KiddMichael Kidd
12 August 1915
Choreographer, Ballet Dancer

Doris HumphreyDoris Humphrey
17 October 1895
Dancer and Choreographer
Annie GuestAnnie Guest
13 December 1986
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Daughter

Charles WaltersCharles Walters
17 November 1911
Film Director, Choreographer
Willdabeast AdamsWilldabeast Adams
06 September 1988

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor
29 July 1930
One of the foremost American choreographers of the

Robert JoffreyRobert Joffrey
24 December 1930
Co-founder of Joffrey Ballet
Eboni NicholsEboni Nichols
12 May 1978

Bryan TanakaBryan Tanaka
11 April 1983
Dancer, Choreographer
Amymarie GaertnerAmymarie Gaertner
05 August 1994

Lucas TrianaLucas Triana
05 March 2002

Rumer NoelRumer Noel
01 January 1992
Dancer, Choreographer

Gianna MartelloGianna Martello
10 June 1989
Reality TV Star, Choreographer

Dana AlexaDana Alexa
26 December 1989
Dancer, Choreographer
Joe LoCiceroJoe LoCicero
09 August 1986

Gene KellyGene Kelly
23 August 1912
Film actor, Singer, Film director, Actor,

Marge ChampionMarge Champion
02 September 1919
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor

Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba
05 January 1968
Actor, Singer, Choreographer, Dancer, Television
Janette ManraraJanette Manrara
16 November 1983

Patsy SwayzePatsy Swayze
07 February 1927
Mark BallasMark Ballas
24 May 1986
Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Stage actor,

Ashley RobertsAshley Roberts
21 January 1981

Ann ReinkingAnn Reinking
10 November 1949
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor
Gates McFaddenGates McFadden
02 March 1949

Ashley RobertsAshley Roberts
14 September 1981
Briana EviganBriana Evigan
23 October 1986

Adam RipponAdam Rippon
11 November 1989
Figure skater

Rob MarshallRob Marshall
17 October 1960
Michael FlatleyMichael Flatley
16 July 1958
Ballet dancer, Choreographer, Dancer

Toni BasilToni Basil
22 September 1943
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
19 September 1982

Kimberly WyattKimberly Wyatt
04 February 1982

Geoffrey HolderGeoffrey Holder
01 August 1930

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
26 November 1921
Painter, Choreographer, Model
Benny UrquidezBenny Urquidez
20 June 1952
Robin AntinRobin Antin
06 July 1961
Ballet dancer, Choreographer, Television

Flex AlexanderFlex Alexander
15 April 1970

Kenny WormaldKenny Wormald
27 July 1984
Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Television producer

Gene Anthony RayGene Anthony Ray
24 May 1962
Actor, Choreographer, Television actor
Stanley DonenStanley Donen
13 April 1924
American film and dance director

George BalanchineGeorge Balanchine
22 January 1904

Tommy TuneTommy Tune
28 February 1939

Wendee LeeWendee Lee
20 February 1960
Actor, Television actor, Choreographer,

Adam ShankmanAdam Shankman
27 November 1964
Film director
Savion GloverSavion Glover
19 November 1973
Actor, Choreographer, Television actor, Stage

Jeanne CoyneJeanne Coyne
28 February 1923
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor
Sascha RadetskySascha Radetsky
29 March 1977
Choreographer, Actor

Travis WallTravis Wall
16 September 1987

Brian FriedmanBrian Friedman
28 May 1977
Choreographer, Dancer
Loie FullerLoie Fuller
15 January 1862
Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist,

Ruth St. DenisRuth St. Denis
20 January 1879
Meredith MonkMeredith Monk
20 November 1942

Carolee SchneemannCarolee Schneemann
12 October 1939
Artist, Choreographer, Painter, University

Ethan StiefelEthan Stiefel
13 February 1973
Choreographer, Actor

Natalia MakarovaNatalia Makarova
21 November 1940
Ballet dancer, Choreographer, Ballet master, Actor
Brion GysinBrion Gysin
19 January 1916
Writer, Poet, Painter, Choreographer, Novelist

Bill T. JonesBill T. Jones
15 February 1952
Fayard NicholasFayard Nicholas
20 October 1914
American choreographer

Casey NicholawCasey Nicholaw
06 October 1962
Choreographer, Music director
Benji SchwimmerBenji Schwimmer
18 January 1984
Choreographer, Actor

Yvonne RainerYvonne Rainer
24 November 1934
Film director, Screenwriter, Choreographer, Dancer
Susan StromanSusan Stroman
17 October 1954
Theatre Director