Which names readily pop up in your mind when you think of greatest American dancers? Is it the King of Pop Michael Jackson and his famous moonwalk or the graceful Beyonce and her sexy swag or is it the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and his signature pelvic thrust? Or do you deem Hollywood dancing pioneers like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, John Travolta, Jennifer Beals, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Natalie Portman as the country's best dancers? America has been hotbed of some really amazing dancers, besides showbiz entertainers, who influenced generations and generations of dancers (and some showmen too). Danseuses like Mary Wigman, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Lester Horton, and Twyla Tharp who laid the cornerstone of contemporary dance with their avant-garde, non-traditional moves and style, inspiring millions to tap their feet like no one is watching. Without any ado, let us get exploring the timeline, trivia and interesting facts of famous American contemporary dancers in the biographies here.