Famous British Dancers

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

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 1 Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon.
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Famous As: Singer, Model, Dancer
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

Keith Flint.
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Famous As: Vocalist
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.
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 3 Harvey Cantwell

Harvey Cantwell.
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 4 Sonoya Mizuno

Sonoya Mizuno.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo

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.

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 5 AJ Pritchard

AJ Pritchard.
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Famous As: Dancer, choreographer
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.

 6 Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell.
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

 7 Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee
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Famous As: Radio performer
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
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 8 Danny John-Jules

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

 9 Rochelle Humes

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

 10 Shirley Ballas

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

 11 Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton.
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Famous As: Professional Dancer
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.

 12 Margot Fonteyn

Margot Fonteyn.
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Famous As: Ballerina, Choreographer
Birthdate: May 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reigate, England
Died: February 21, 1991

 13 Billie Piper

Billie Piper.
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 14 Bonnie Langford

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

 15 Jason Orange

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

 16 Jayne Torvill

Jayne Torvill.
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Famous As: Ice Dancer
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.

 17 Len Goodman

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

 18 Sarah Churchill

Sarah Churchill.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
Died: September 24, 1982
Sarah Churchill, daughter of British prime minister Winston Churchill, is best remembered for her performance as Anne Ashmond in the film Royal Wedding. She had also served as an air force interpreter during World War II. She also released many lithographic prints and paintings of her father.

 19 Layla El

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

 20 Emma Slater

Emma Slater.
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire

 21 Christopher Dean

Christopher Dean.
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Famous As: Ice dancer
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.

 22 Pearl Mackie

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

 23 Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne
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Famous As: Choreographer, Ballet master, Dancer, Theatre director
Birthdate: January 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Walthamstow

 24 Billy Fury

Billy Fury
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: January 28, 1983

 25 Tommy Steele

Tommy Steele
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bermondsey

 26 Will Kemp

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

 27 Gary Carr

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

 28 Ashley Banjo

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

 29 Faye Tozer

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

 30 Cherie Lunghi

Cherie Lunghi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

 31 Joe Brown

Joe Brown
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Famous As: Actor, guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swarby, England

 32 Lola Montez

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

 33 Trevor Horn

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

 34 Ola Jordan

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

 35 Jeremy Spencer

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

 36 Adrian Paul

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

 37 Wayne Sleep

Wayne Sleep
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Famous As: Artistic director, Choreographer
Birthdate: July 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth

 38 Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: April 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Blackheath

 39 Topper Headon

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

 40 Ninette de Valois

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

 41 Anna Neagle

Anna Neagle.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forest Gate, Essex, England
Died: June 3, 1986

 42 Kenneth MacMillan

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

 43 Rosemarie Ford

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

 44 Alicia Markova

Alicia Markova
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, Harringay, England
Died: December 2, 2004

 45 Lorraine Crosby

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

 46 Roy Castle

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

 47 Arlene Phillips

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

 48 Moira Shearer

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

 49 Ian Waite

Ian Waite
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: January 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading

 50 Perri Lister

Perri Lister
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Dancer
Birthdate: April 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London