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

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough
20 July 1988
Dancer
Lana CondorLana Condor
11 May 1997
Actress

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler
30 September 2002
Dancer, Actress, Model
Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.
08 December 1925
singer

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

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams
22 November 1966
Actor

Fred AstaireFred Astaire
10 May 1899
Dancer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer
Bob HopeBob Hope
29 May 1903
Comedian

Artem ChigvintsevArtem Chigvintsev
12 June 1982
Dancer, Choreographer

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Grant GustinGrant Gustin
14 January 1990
Actor
Bob FosseBob Fosse
23 June 1927
Dancer

Derek HoughDerek Hough
17 May 1985
Professional Dancer
Misty CopelandMisty Copeland
10 September 1982
Ballet Dancer

Rosie PerezRosie Perez
06 September 1964
Film Actress & Show Host

James CagneyJames Cagney
17 July 1899
Actor, Dancer
Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.
28 April 1982
Actor
Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler
04 June 2004
Dancer, Singer, Actress, Model

Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov
27 January 1948
Ballet Dancer

Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985
Singer
Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

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Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth
31 December 1958
Actress
Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939
Actress

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge
09 November 1922
Actress
Sahara DavenportSahara Davenport
17 December 1984
Drag Queen
Alexander GodunovAlexander Godunov
28 November 1949
Ballet Dancer

Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
10 July 1951
Actress

Sofia WylieSofia Wylie
07 January 2004
Actress, Dancer

Russ TamblynRuss Tamblyn
30 December 1934
Actor
Nikki CoxNikki Cox
02 June 1978
Actress, Dancer

Alyssa EdwardsAlyssa Edwards
16 January 1980
Drag Performer

Katherine LaNasaKatherine LaNasa
01 December 1966
Actress

Charisma CarpenterCharisma Carpenter
23 July 1970
Actress

Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth
21 August 1998
Dancer, Actress
Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877
Dancer & Choreographer

Dennis Cleveland StewartDennis Cleveland Stewart
29 July 1947
Actor
Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey
05 January 1931
Choreographer

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

Camille GrammerCamille Grammer
02 September 1968
Television Personality
Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey
19 June 1989
Singer

Patsy SwayzePatsy Swayze
07 February 1927
Choreographer

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander
04 September 1957
Dancer, Actress

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter
20 June 1981
Singer, Actress

Rochelle AytesRochelle Aytes
17 May 1976
Actress
Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak
25 May 2001
Dancer, Actor, Model, Social Media Personality

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

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
23 January 1996
Choreographer & Dancer

Martha GrahamMartha Graham
11 May 1894
Modern dancer and choreographer
Coco QuinnCoco Quinn
07 June 2008
Dancer

Eleanor PowellEleanor Powell
21 November 1912
Dancer, Actress
Julia Goldani TellesJulia Goldani Telles
18 March 1995
Actress

Bill RobinsonBill Robinson
25 May 1878
Dancer

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

Juliet ProwseJuliet Prowse
25 September 1936
Dancer
Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

Bobby VanBobby Van
06 December 1928
Actor

Riker LynchRiker Lynch
08 November 1991
Singer-songwriter
Valentin ChmerkovskiyValentin Chmerkovskiy
24 March 1986
Dancer

Janette ManraraJanette Manrara
16 November 1983
Dancer
Cree CicchinoCree Cicchino
09 May 2002
TV Actress, Dancer

Rydel LynchRydel Lynch
09 August 1993
Television actress

Langston FishburneLangston Fishburne
14 December 1987
Actor

Grace PhippsGrace Phipps
04 May 1992
Actress
Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham
16 April 1919
Dancer and Choreographer
Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins
11 October 1918
Dance Choreographer

John StaglianoJohn Stagliano
29 November 1951
Entrepreneur

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp
01 July 1941
Dancer and Choreographer

Alan BerstenAlan Bersten
26 May 1994
Dancer
Cassie ScerboCassie Scerbo
30 March 1990
Actress

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

Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval
15 October 1985
Dancer
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