Famous Black Choreographers

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Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
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Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: June 25, 2009

The King of Pop and an international superstar, Michael Jackson was a musical entertainer whose work – both with Jackson 5 and solo – won accolades and hearts worldwide. Equally popular were his unique dance moves that created sensation and shaped future dance styles. Amongst the most successful entertainers of all time, Jackson was later accused of child molestation.  

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Teyana Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter Who Appeared on MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16')
Teyana Taylor
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Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

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Debbie Allen
(Actress Best Known for Her Work in the Musical-Drama Television Series 'Fame')
Debbie Allen
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Birthdate: January 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Debbie Allen is an actress, dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter.  She appeared in the musical-drama TV series Fame and also worked as the series’ principal choreographer. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. She runs the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles and is a former member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

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MC Hammer
(One of the Most Significant Rappers and Dancers of All Time)
MC Hammer
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Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Rap legend MC Hammer, a pioneer of the pop-rap genre, became the first hip-hop artist to earn the “diamond” status. He is also known for his chartbusting tracks such as U Can't Touch This and his signature "Hammer pants." He later became a preacher and hosted his own reality show.
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Alvin Ailey
(Dancer)
Alvin Ailey
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Birthdate: January 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States
Died: December 1, 1989
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Geoffrey Holder
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Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 5, 2014
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Flex Alexander
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Birthdate: April 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Frankie Manning
(Dancer and choreographer)
Frankie Manning
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Birthdate: May 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: April 27, 2009
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Willdabeast Adams
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Birthdate: September 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Judith Jamison
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Birthdate: May 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Cholly Atkins
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Birthdate: September 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pratt City, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Died: April 19, 2003
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Bill T. Jones
(Choreographer)
Bill T. Jones
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Birthdate: February 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bunnell, Florida, United States
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Janet Collins
(Ballet Dancer)
Janet Collins
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Birthdate: March 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 28, 2003
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William King
(Singer)
William King
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Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Pearl Primus
(Dancer)
Pearl Primus
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Birthdate: November 29, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 29, 1994
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Werrason
(Singer)
Werrason
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Birthdate: December 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kwilu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Rex Nettleford
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Birthdate: February 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica
Died: February 2, 2010
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Kyle Abraham
(Choreographer)
Kyle Abraham
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Birthdate: August 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Germaine Acogny
(Dancer, Choreographer)
Germaine Acogny
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Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Allahé, Benin
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Rosita Baltazar
(Co-founder of the Belize National Dance Company)
Rosita Baltazar
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Birthdate: August 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Livingston, Guatemala
Died: July 6, 2015
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Mary Hinkson
(Dancer)
Mary Hinkson
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Birthdate: March 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 2014
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Eboni Nichols
(Choreographer)
Eboni Nichols
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Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: California