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.
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Dancer
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler
30 September 2002
Dancer, Actress, Model

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

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams
22 November 1966
Actor
Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.
08 December 1925
singer

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer
Lana CondorLana Condor
11 May 1997
Actress

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian

Grant GustinGrant Gustin
14 January 1990
Actor
Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress
Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet Dancer

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
02 September 1968
Television Personality

Derek HoughDerek Hough
17 May 1985
Professional Dancer
Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.
28 April 1982
Actor
Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler
04 June 2004
Dancer, Singer, Actress, Model

Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985
Singer

Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth
31 December 1958
Actress

Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards
16 January 1980
Drag Performer
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

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Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

James CagneyJames Cagney
17 July 1899
Actor, Dancer

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer
Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922
Actress

Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
17 December 1984
Drag Queen
Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress

Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982
Ballet Dancer
Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer

Nikki CoxNikki Cox
02 June 1978
Actress, Dancer
Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth
21 August 1998
Dancer, Actress

Ruby Rose TurnerRuby Rose Turner
16 October 2005
Dancer, Singer, Model, Actress

SisqóSisqó
09 November 1978
Singer-songwriter

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

Julia Goldani TellesJulia Goldani Telles
18 March 1995
Actress
Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak
25 May 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, Social Media Personality

Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval
15 October 1985
Dancer

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer
Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and choreographer

Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey
19 June 1989
Singer
Mark TuanMark Tuan
04 September 1993
Musical Artist

Alexander GodunovAlexander Godunov
28 November 1949
Ballet Dancer

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

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

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter
20 June 1981
Singer, Actress

Ariana BerlinAriana Berlin
29 October 1987
Former College Gymnast, Dancer
Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega
18 April 1950
Film Producer, Director, Choreographer

Dennis Cleveland StewartDennis Cleveland Stewart
29 July 1947
Actor
Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes
17 May 1976
Actress

Bobby VanBobby Van
06 December 1928
Actor

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer

Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25 May 1878
Dancer
Riker LynchRiker Lynch
08 November 1991
Singer-songwriter
Cree CicchinoCree Cicchino
09 May 2002
TV Actress, Dancer

John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer

Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
04 May 1992
Actress
Rydel LynchRydel Lynch
09 August 1993
Television actress

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance Choreographer

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878
American playwright

Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer
Sofia WylieSofia Wylie
07 January 2004
Actress, Dancer

René Elizondo Jr.René Elizondo Jr.
16 July 1962
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Video Director
Sophie ReynoldsSophie Reynolds
02 April 1999
Actress

Sean LewSean Lew
25 November 2001
Dancer, Choreographer

Witney CarsonWitney Carson
17 October 1993
Dancer. Choreographer
Caroline SunshineCaroline Sunshine
05 September 1995
Actress, Dancer, Political Operative

Tamia M. WhittakerTamia M. Whittaker
03 January 1999
Dancer
Judson LaipplyJudson Laipply
22 March 1976
Motivational Speaker, Dancer

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams
29 November 1978
Choreographer/Reality TV Star

Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold
11 January 1994
Professional Dancer

Autumn MillerAutumn Miller
02 August 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, YouTuber
Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

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
Mia MichaelsMia Michaels
23 February 1966
Choreographer

Kenneth San JoseKenneth San Jose
10 April 2002
Hip-hop Dancer
Nadia TurnerNadia Turner
19 April 2004
Dancer