Famous British Dancers

Find out more about the greatest British Dancers, including Olly Murs, Alesha Dixon, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruce Forsyth.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Alesha Dixon
(Singer, Model, Dancer)

Alesha Dixon
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Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London

Alesha Dixon is an English singer-songwriter, rapper, and TV personality. She initially wanted to become a teacher, but destiny had other plans for her, and she ended up entering the music world. She rose to fame as a singer in the 2000s as a member of the girl group Mis-Teeq. She later pursued a successful solo career as well. 

 2 
Keith Flint
(Singer, Dancer, Motorcycle racer)

Keith Flint
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Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019
Keith Flint, founding member of the electronic dance group The Prodigy, has delivered international hits such as Firestarter and Breathe. He later led the band Flint. He also owned a motorcycle racing team that became Isle of Man TT champions four times. He is known for his tattoos and piercings.

 3 
Olly Murs
(Singer, Songwriter)

Olly Murs
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Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Witham, Essex, England

Known for his songs like Thinking of Me, Heart Skips a Beat and Dance with Me Tonight, Olly Murs established himself as a successful singer and songwriter. The Englishman, whose music genres range from pop to neo soul came to prominence with his performance in The X Factor. The Manchester United fan is also a television presenter and voice actor.

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 4 
AJ Pritchard
(Dancer, choreographer)

AJ Pritchard
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Birthdate: November 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent

AJ Pritchard is a British television personality, dancer, and choreographer. Pritchard became a household name in the UK after appearing in popular TV shows, such as Britain's Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! In 2018, he appeared in the celebrity version of Hunted in an attempt to help Stand Up to Cancer.

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 5 
Darcey Bussell
(Ballerina)

Darcey Bussell
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Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

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Harvey Cantwell
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Birthdate: January 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartley, Kent
Harvey Cantwell, better known as Hrvy, gained fame with his EP Holiday. He was a presenter on Friday Download and also appeared in the web series Chicken Girls. A huge star on social-media platforms such as Instagram, he has also been part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

 7 
Glynis Johns
(Actress)

Glynis Johns
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Birthdate: October 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

The veteran British actress who belongs to the Golden Age of Hollywood is known for her stellar roles in films like Miranda, Third Time Lucky and State Secret. Glynis Johns is also a singer, distinguished by her husky voice. She acted on the stage and the television. The daughter of actor, Mervyn Johns, has a son from her first marriage.

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 8 
Debbie McGee
(Radio performer)

Debbie McGee
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Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK

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Shirley Ballas
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Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wallasey, Cheshire, England, UK

 10 

Danny John-Jules
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Birthdate: September 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 11 
Margot Fonteyn
(Ballerina, Choreographer)

Margot Fonteyn
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Birthdate: May 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reigate, England
Died: February 21, 1991

 12 
Jayne Torvill
(Ice Dancer)

Jayne Torvill
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Birthdate: October 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton, England
Jayne Torvill is a celebrated professional English ice dancer whose gold medal-winning performance with Christopher Dean at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics became a talking point worldwide. With Dean, she won the World Professional Championship five times and the Challenge of Champions title thrice. The top-scoring figure skating pair also starred in the television series Dancing on Ice.

 13 
Billie Piper
(Actress)

Billie Piper
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Birthdate: September 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swindon, Wiltshire, England

At age 15, Billie Piper became the youngest artist to enter the UK Singles Chart at number one after releasing her debut single Because We Want To. After establishing a successful music career, Billie decided to abandon her career to focus on acting. She then became the only performer to win all six Best Actress awards for the play Yerma.

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Rochelle Humes
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Birthdate: March 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Romford, Essex, England, UK

 15 

Bonnie Langford
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Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton Court, Surrey, England, UK

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Kevin Clifton
(Professional Dancer)

Kevin Clifton
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Birthdate: October 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waltham, United Kingdom
Professional dancer Kevin Clifton won Strictly Come Dancing with partner Stacey Dooley in 2018. He had started learning Latin and ballroom dance as a child and competed across the world with his sister, Joanne. The former youth world number 1 dancer was ranked seventh in the world when he retired.

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Craig Revel Horwood
(Reality TV Personalities)

Craig Revel Horwood
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia

 18 
Jason Orange
(Singer)

Jason Orange
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK

 19 
Len Goodman
(Dancer)

Len Goodman
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Birthdate: April 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethnal Green

 20 
Tommy Steele
(Singer, Songwriter)

Tommy Steele
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Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bermondsey

 21 
Emma Slater
(Dancer)

Emma Slater
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Birthdate: December 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire

 22 
Ashley Banjo
(Choreographer)

Ashley Banjo
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leytonstone

 23 
Layla El
(Dancer)

Layla El
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 24 
Christopher Dean
(Ice dancer)

Christopher Dean
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Birthdate: July 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
British ice dancer Christopher Dean is best known for his 1984 Winter Olympics gold-medal-winning performance with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. The duo won a bronze at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Dean is also four-time World Championship winner and a six-time British Champion. He inspired the biopic Torvill & Dean.

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Adrian Paul
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Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 26 
Sonoya Mizuno
(Actress Best Known for Her Works in Movies 'Ex Machina', 'Annihilation', and 'Devs')

Sonoya Mizuno
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Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Sonoya Mizuno is an English actress, ballet dancer, and model. She started her professional career as a model, working for world-renowned brands, such as Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Thanks to her skills as a ballet dancer, which she learnt at the Royal Ballet School, Mizuno landed roles in dance films like High Strung, which kick-started her film career.

 27 
Gary Carr
(Actor)

Gary Carr
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Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, U.K.

 28 
Ola Jordan
(Dancer)

Ola Jordan
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Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nasielsk, Poland

 29 
Faye Tozer
(Singer)

Faye Tozer
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Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northampton, England, UK

 30 
Billy Fury
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

Billy Fury
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Birthdate: April 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: January 28, 1983

 31 
Trevor Horn
(Bassists)

Trevor Horn
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Birthdate: July 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hertfordshire, England, UK

 32 
Matthew Bourne
(Choreographer, Ballet master, Dancer, Theatre director)

Matthew Bourne
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Birthdate: January 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walthamstow

 33 
Frederick Ashton
(Choreographer)

Frederick Ashton
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Birthdate: September 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: October 18, 1988

 34 
Marty Wilde
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

Marty Wilde
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Birthdate: April 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blackheath

 35 
Pearl Mackie
(Actress)

Pearl Mackie
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Birthdate: May 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brixton, London, England

 36 
Lola Montez
(Stage dancer)

Lola Montez
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Birthdate: February 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Ireland
Died: January 17, 1861

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Will Kemp
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Birthdate: June 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hertfordshire

 38 

Lorraine Crosby
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Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walker

 39 
Jeremy Spencer
(Musician)

Jeremy Spencer
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Birthdate: July 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartlepool, County Durham, England

 40 
Arlene Phillips
(Choreographer)

Arlene Phillips
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Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prestwich

 41 

Ninette de Valois
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Birthdate: June 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blessington, Ireland
Died: March 8, 2001

 42 
Topper Headon
(Drummer)

Topper Headon
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Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London Borough of Bromley

 43 
Wayne Sleep
(Artistic director, Choreographer)

Wayne Sleep
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Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth

 44 
Anna Neagle
(Actress)

Anna Neagle
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Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forest Gate, Essex, Englan
Died: June 3, 1986

 45 
Joe Brown
(Actor, guitarist)

Joe Brown
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Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swarby, England

 46 
Alicia Markova
(Ballerina)

Alicia Markova
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Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England
Died: December 2, 2004

 47 
Moira Shearer
(Actress)

Moira Shearer
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Birthdate: January 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Died: January 31, 2006

 48 
Kenneth MacMillan
(Ballet dancer)

Kenneth MacMillan
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Birthdate: December 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline, England
Died: October 29, 1992

 49 
Rosemarie Ford
(Actor, Dancer)

Rosemarie Ford
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Birthdate: March 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sherburn-in-Elmet

 50 
Roy Castle
(Actor, Dancer)

Roy Castle
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Birthdate: August 31, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scholes, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: September 2, 1994