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

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

Britney SpearsBritney Spears

02 December 1981

AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

Shirley TempleShirley Temple

23 April 1928

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough

20 July 1988

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler

30 September 2002

Derek HoughDerek Hough

17 May 1985

Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.

08 December 1925

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Lana CondorLana Condor

11 May 1997

Fred AstaireFred Astaire

10 May 1899

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams

22 November 1966

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor

10 December 1990

Abby Lee MillerAbby Lee Miller

21 September 1966

Bob HopeBob Hope

29 May 1903

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Grant GustinGrant Gustin

14 January 1990

Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.

28 April 1982

Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov

27 January 1948

Rosie PerezRosie Perez

06 September 1964

Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler

04 June 2004

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith

10 July 1951

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Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth

31 December 1958

Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards

16 January 1980

James CagneyJames Cagney

17 July 1899

Todrick HallTodrick Hall

04 April 1985

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland

10 September 1982

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge

09 November 1922

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Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth

21 August 1998

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan

27 May 1877

SisqóSisqó

09 November 1978

Ruby Rose TurnerRuby Rose Turner

16 October 2005

Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak

25 May 2001

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Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander

04 September 1957

Alexander GodunovAlexander Godunov

28 November 1949

Martha GrahamMartha Graham

11 May 1894

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey

05 January 1931

Mark TuanMark Tuan

04 September 1993

Langston FishburneLangston Fishburne

14 December 1987

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Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey

19 June 1989

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter

20 June 1981

Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega

18 April 1950

Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes

17 May 1976

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Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse

25 September 1936

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales

23 January 1996

Riker LynchRiker Lynch

08 November 1991

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton

28 September 1984

Grace PhippsGrace Phipps

04 May 1992

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins

11 October 1918

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Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham

16 April 1919

Rydel LynchRydel Lynch

09 August 1993

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan

03 July 1878

René Elizondo Jr.René Elizondo Jr.

16 July 1962

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp

01 July 1941

Sofia WylieSofia Wylie

07 January 2004

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Witney CarsonWitney Carson

17 October 1993

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham

22 June 1909

Caroline SunshineCaroline Sunshine

05 September 1995

Sean LewSean Lew

25 November 2001

Judson LaipplyJudson Laipply

22 March 1976

Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval

15 October 1985

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Tamia M. WhittakerTamia M. Whittaker

03 January 1999

Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold

11 January 1994

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams

29 November 1978

Autumn MillerAutumn Miller

02 August 2001

Sophie ReynoldsSophie Reynolds

02 April 1999

Brandon ArreagaBrandon Arreaga

14 December 1999

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JoJo GomezJoJo Gomez

09 July 1993

Brynn RumfalloBrynn Rumfallo

01 July 2003

Nadia TurnerNadia Turner

19 April 2004

Kenneth San JoseKenneth San Jose

10 April 2002

Sunjai WilliamsSunjai Williams

09 February 1997

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Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris

25 September 2000

Michael KiddMichael Kidd

12 August 1915

Mia MichaelsMia Michaels

23 February 1966