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
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Dancer
Janette ManraraJanette Manrara
16 November 1983
Dancer

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler
30 September 2002
Dancer, Actress, Model
Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer

Derek HoughDerek Hough
17 May 1985
Professional Dancer
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams
22 November 1966
Actor

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer
Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian

Cheryl BurkeCheryl Burke
03 May 1984
Dancer

Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.
28 April 1982
Actor

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet Dancer

Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth
31 December 1958
Actress
Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer

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

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
02 September 1968
Television Personality
Grant GustinGrant Gustin
14 January 1990
Actor

Alexander GodunovAlexander Godunov
28 November 1949
Ballet Dancer

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918
Former First Lady of the United States
Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega
18 April 1950
Film Producer, Director, Choreographer

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James CagneyJames Cagney
17 July 1899
Actor, Dancer
Lana CondorLana Condor
11 May 1997
Actress

Nikki CoxNikki Cox
02 June 1978
Actress, Dancer

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982
Ballet Dancer
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress
Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985
Singer

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Dennis Cleveland StewartDennis Cleveland Stewart
29 July 1947
Actor

Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes
17 May 1976
Actress
Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922
Actress

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

Taylour PaigeTaylour Paige
05 October 1990
Actress

Allison HolkerAllison Holker
06 February 1988
Dancer

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress
Mark TuanMark Tuan
04 September 1993
Musical Artist

Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress
Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Dancer

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer

Witney CarsonWitney Carson
17 October 1993
Dancer. Choreographer
Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler
04 June 2004
Dancer, Singer, Actress, Model

Cree CicchinoCree Cicchino
09 May 2002
TV Actress, Dancer
Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25 May 1878
Dancer

Amber LiuAmber Liu
18 September 1992
Singer

Sierra DeatonSierra Deaton
11 February 1991
Pop Singer

Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
17 December 1984
Drag Queen

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer
Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards
16 January 1980
Drag Performer

Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold
11 January 1994
Professional Dancer

SisqóSisqó
09 November 1978
Singer-songwriter

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress
Sophie ReynoldsSophie Reynolds
02 April 1999
Actress

Alan BerstenAlan Bersten
26 May 1994
Dancer
Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak
25 May 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, Social Media Personality

Majandra DelfinoMajandra Delfino
20 February 1981
Actress

Cassie ScerboCassie Scerbo
30 March 1990
Actress
Patsy SwayzePatsy Swayze
07 February 1927
Choreographer

Melissa RycroftMelissa Rycroft
11 March 1983
Television personality
Eleanor PowellEleanor Powell
21 November 1912
Dancer, Actress

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter
20 June 1981
Singer, Actress

Julia Goldani TellesJulia Goldani Telles
18 March 1995
Actress
Miles BrownMiles Brown
28 December 2004
Actor, Dancer

Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey
19 June 1989
Singer
AquariaAquaria
12 February 1996
Drag Queen

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance Choreographer

Bobby VanBobby Van
06 December 1928
Actor

Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and choreographer
Rydel LynchRydel Lynch
09 August 1993
Television actress
Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931
Choreographer

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth
21 August 1998
Dancer, Actress

Ariana BerlinAriana Berlin
29 October 1987
Former College Gymnast, Dancer
Sofia WylieSofia Wylie
07 January 2004
Actress, Dancer

Langston FishburneLangston Fishburne
14 December 1987
Actor

Riker LynchRiker Lynch
08 November 1991
Singer-songwriter

Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
04 May 1992
Actress

John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur
René Elizondo Jr.René Elizondo Jr.
16 July 1962
Dancer, Songwriter, Music Video Director

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer
Caroline SunshineCaroline Sunshine
05 September 1995
Actress, Dancer, Political Operative

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
03 July 1878
American playwright
Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer
Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer