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

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Dancer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
 
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler
30 September 2002
Dancer, Actress, Model

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress
Abby Lee MillerAbby Lee Miller
21 September 1966
Dance Instructor, Reality TV Judge

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

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,
Derek HoughDerek Hough
17 May 1985
Professional Dancer

Lana CondorLana Condor
11 May 1997
Actress
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Grant GustinGrant Gustin
14 January 1990
Actor

Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

James CagneyJames Cagney
17 July 1899
Actor, Dancer

Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet 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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Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer
Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
17 December 1984
Drag Queen

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer
Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress

Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval
15 October 1985
Dancer

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922
Actress
Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak
25 May 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, Social Media Personality

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

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982
Ballet Dancer

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

Ruby Rose TurnerRuby Rose Turner
16 October 2005
Dancer, Singer, Model, Actress
SisqóSisqó
09 November 1978
Singer-songwriter

Julia Goldani TellesJulia Goldani Telles
18 March 1995
Actress

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress

Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey
19 June 1989
Singer
Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931
Choreographer

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

Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and 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

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

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance 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

Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer

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
Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer

Brynn RumfalloBrynn Rumfallo
01 July 2003
Dancer, Model

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

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

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
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

Sunjai WilliamsSunjai Williams
09 February 1997
Dancer & Reality TV star
Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris
25 September 2000
Dancer