From Michael Jackson's moonwalk and Elvis Presley's pelvic thrust to Britney Spears' hair flip and Miley Cyrus' twerking, America has given the world some mind-blasting, gravity defying, booty banging, signature moves that has totally redefined the way we jig today. But you will be surprised to know these dancing legends with their oh-so-famous dance moves aren't exactly counted among the top dancers of the land. That is right! Over the years, the land has some legendary dancers and we have seen some pretty amazing foot-works that has made the world sit up and take notice. Be it hip hop, tap dance, jazz, ballet, or burlesque — you name it and the Americans have nailed it. Without losing another moment, let us waltz down the inspiring lives of some of America's most famous dancers in the biographies below. Rest assured their life, timeline, trivia and amazing facts would get you jumping in awe and wonder.
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter
Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
02 September 1968
Television Personality

Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Dancer
Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.
08 December 1925
singer

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler
30 September 2002
Dancer, Actress, Model
CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams
22 November 1966
Actor

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer

Nikki CoxNikki Cox
02 June 1978
Actress, Dancer

Abby Lee MillerAbby Lee Miller
21 September 1966
Dance Instructor, Reality TV Judge

Derek HoughDerek Hough
17 May 1985
Professional Dancer
Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host
Lana CondorLana Condor
11 May 1997
Actress

James CagneyJames Cagney
17 July 1899
Actor, Dancer

Grant GustinGrant Gustin
14 January 1990
Actor
Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth
31 December 1958
Actress

Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.
28 April 1982
Actor
T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet Dancer
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

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Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
17 December 1984
Drag Queen
Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922
Actress

Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress
Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards
16 January 1980
Drag Performer
Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985
Singer

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878
American playwright
Dennis Cleveland StewartDennis Cleveland Stewart
29 July 1947
Actor

SisqóSisqó
09 November 1978
Singer-songwriter

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress

Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler
04 June 2004
Dancer, Singer, Actress, Model
Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer
Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega
18 April 1950
Film Producer, Director, Choreographer

Alexander GodunovAlexander Godunov
28 November 1949
Ballet Dancer

Cheryl BurkeCheryl Burke
03 May 1984
Dancer
Sophie ReynoldsSophie Reynolds
02 April 1999
Actress

Witney CarsonWitney Carson
17 October 1993
Dancer. Choreographer
Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak
25 May 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, Social Media Personality

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982
Ballet Dancer

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer

Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25 May 1878
Dancer

Ariana BerlinAriana Berlin
29 October 1987
Former College Gymnast, Dancer
Majandra DelfinoMajandra Delfino
20 February 1981
Actress

Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes
17 May 1976
Actress

Julia Goldani TellesJulia Goldani Telles
18 March 1995
Actress

Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey
19 June 1989
Singer
Cree CicchinoCree Cicchino
09 May 2002
TV Actress, Dancer

Patsy SwayzePatsy Swayze
07 February 1927
Choreographer
Eleanor PowellEleanor Powell
21 November 1912
Dancer, Actress

Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold
11 January 1994
Professional Dancer

Mark TuanMark Tuan
04 September 1993
Musical Artist
Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
04 May 1992
Actress

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931
Choreographer
Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth
21 August 1998
Dancer, Actress

Bobby VanBobby Van
06 December 1928
Actor

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter
20 June 1981
Singer, Actress
Taylour PaigeTaylour Paige
05 October 1990
Actress

Cassie ScerboCassie Scerbo
30 March 1990
Actress
Langston FishburneLangston Fishburne
14 December 1987
Actor

Sofia WylieSofia Wylie
07 January 2004
Actress, Dancer

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur
Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and choreographer
Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer

Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Dancer

Riker LynchRiker Lynch
08 November 1991
Singer-songwriter

Grethe Barrett HolbyGrethe Barrett Holby
26 April 1948
Opera Producer
Caroline SunshineCaroline Sunshine
05 September 1995
Actress, Dancer, Political Operative

René Elizondo Jr.René Elizondo Jr.
16 July 1962
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Video Director

Rydel LynchRydel Lynch
09 August 1993
Television actress

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance Choreographer
Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer
Brynn RumfalloBrynn Rumfallo
01 July 2003
Dancer, Model

Judson LaipplyJudson Laipply
22 March 1976
Motivational Speaker, Dancer
Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval
15 October 1985
Dancer
Genneya WaltonGenneya Walton
22 February 1999
Actress