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.
AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson

29 August 1958

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Britney SpearsBritney Spears

02 December 1981

Maddie ZieglerMaddie Ziegler

30 September 2002

Fred AstaireFred Astaire

10 May 1899

Lana CondorLana Condor

11 May 1997

Sammy Davis Jr.Sammy Davis Jr.

08 December 1925

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough

20 July 1988

Grant GustinGrant Gustin

14 January 1990

Bob HopeBob Hope

29 May 1903

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Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

Mackenzie ZieglerMackenzie Ziegler

04 June 2004

Witney CarsonWitney Carson

17 October 1993

Mikhail BaryshnikovMikhail Baryshnikov

27 January 1948

Harry Shum Jr.Harry Shum Jr.

28 April 1982

Misty CopelandMisty Copeland

10 September 1982

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Abby Lee MillerAbby Lee Miller

21 September 1966

James CagneyJames Cagney

17 July 1899

Michael K. WilliamsMichael K. Williams

22 November 1966

Bebe NeuwirthBebe Neuwirth

31 December 1958

Derek HoughDerek Hough

17 May 1985

Rosie PerezRosie Perez

06 September 1964

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Bob FosseBob Fosse

23 June 1927

Lindsay ArnoldLindsay Arnold

11 January 1994

Ruby Rose TurnerRuby Rose Turner

16 October 2005

Dorothy Jean DandridgeDorothy Dandridge

09 November 1922

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan

27 May 1877

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Todrick HallTodrick Hall

04 April 1985

Kenny OrtegaKenny Ortega

18 April 1950

Chloe LukasiakChloe Lukasiak

25 May 2001

SisqóSisqó

09 November 1978

Jade ChynowethJade Chynoweth

21 August 1998

Khandi AlexanderKhandi Alexander

04 September 1957

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Alan BerstenAlan Bersten

26 May 1994

Alisan PorterAlisan Porter

20 June 1981

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton

28 September 1984

Martha GrahamMartha Graham

11 May 1894

Alvin AileyAlvin Ailey

05 January 1931

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Riker LynchRiker Lynch

08 November 1991

Mark TuanMark Tuan

04 September 1993

Rydel LynchRydel Lynch

09 August 1993

Jillian HerveyJillian Hervey

19 June 1989

Grace PhippsGrace Phipps

04 May 1992

George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan

03 July 1878

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Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins

11 October 1918

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales

23 January 1996

Twyla TharpTwyla Tharp

01 July 1941

Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham

16 April 1919

Sean LewSean Lew

25 November 2001

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham

22 June 1909

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René Elizondo Jr.René Elizondo Jr.

16 July 1962

Judson LaipplyJudson Laipply

22 March 1976

Dominic SandovalDominic Sandoval

15 October 1985

Brynn RumfalloBrynn Rumfallo

01 July 2003

Caroline SunshineCaroline Sunshine

05 September 1995

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Nadia TurnerNadia Turner

19 April 2004

Nicole LaenoNicole Laeno

05 December 2005

Soni Nicole BringasSoni Nicole Bringas

02 February 2002

Agnes de MilleAgnes de Mille

18 September 1905

Kenneth San JoseKenneth San Jose

10 April 2002

Sophie ReynoldsSophie Reynolds

02 April 1999

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Lilia BuckinghamLilia Buckingham

09 April 2003

Brandon ArreagaBrandon Arreaga

14 December 1999

Emily SkinnerEmily Skinner

30 November 2002

Olivia HaschakOlivia Haschak

01 September 2005

Mia MichaelsMia Michaels

23 February 1966

Doris HumphreyDoris Humphrey

17 October 1895

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Ian EastwoodIan Eastwood

16 April 1993

Michael KiddMichael Kidd

12 August 1915

Haley FitzgeraldHaley Fitzgerald

22 April 1994

Camryn HarrisCamryn Harris

25 September 2000

Josh KillackyJosh Killacky

04 December 1995

Sierra HaschakSierra Haschak

14 November 2003

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Jordyn JonesJordyn Jones

13 March 2000

JoJo GomezJoJo Gomez

09 July 1993

Dianna WilliamsDianna Williams

29 November 1978