British Female Dancers

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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. 

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Darcey Bussell
(One of the Best British Ballerinas of All Time)
Darcey Bussell
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Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

Darcey Bussell is an English former ballerina best known for her appearances as a judge on the popular television show, Strictly Come Dancing. She is also known for her association with the Royal Ballet, where she was a principal dancer. Darcey Bussell is considered one of the best British ballerinas of all time and is the recipient of numerous awards.  

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Shirley Ballas
(English Dance Teacher, Ballroom Dancer, and Dance Adjudicator)
Shirley Ballas
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Birthdate: September 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wallasey, Cheshire, England

Shirley Ballas is an English dance teacher, ballroom dancer, and dance adjudicator. Nicknamed The Queen of Latin, Ballas is best known for her achievements in the International Latin division. Shirley Ballas' popularity increased in 2017, when she started appearing as the head judge on the popular TV dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.

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Margot Fonteyn
(English Ballet Dancer)
Margot Fonteyn
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Birthdate: May 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reigate, England
Died: February 21, 1991

Margot Fonteyn was an English ballerina who spent her entire dancing career at the Royal Ballet. She was eventually appointed prima ballerina assoluta of the Royal Ballet by Queen Elizabeth II. Margot Fonteyn achieved international fame after a tour of the US in 1949. She also helped popularize ballet in the US by appearing on TV before and after WWII.

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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.
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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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Bonnie Langford
(English Actress, Singer, and Dancer)
Bonnie Langford
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Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton Court, Surrey, England

Bonnie Langford is an English actress, singer, and dancer. She achieved popularity as a child actress in the 1970s, when she portrayed Violet Elizabeth Bott in a television series titled Just William. From 2015 to 2018, Bonnie Langford played Carmel Kazemi on the popular soap opera EastEnders, which earned her the 2016 British Soap Award.

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Denise van Outen
(Actress, Singer, Dancer and TV Presenter)
Denise van Outen
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Birthdate: May 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basildon, Essex, England

Denise van Outen is an English actress, dancer, singer, and presenter. She is known for presenting the TV show, The Big Breakfast, and for competing in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing where she finished as runner-up. Also known for her humanitarian work, Denise supports charity organizations, such as Breast Cancer Care and Comic Relief.

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Ola Jordan
(British-Polish Model and Ballroom Dancer)
Ola Jordan
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Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nasielsk, Poland

Ola Jordan is a British-Polish model and ballroom dancer. She achieved popularity after appearing on the popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing, where she competed from 2006 to 2015. In 2018, Ola Jordan became a judge on the Polish version of the show.

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Layla El
(Former English Professional Wrestler, Model, and Dancer)
Layla El
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Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Layla El is an English former professional wrestler, model, and dancer. She achieved international fame when she became a popular WWE wrestler. She was part of WWE from 2006 to 2015, during which she won the WWE Divas Championship title and the WWE Women's Championship title. Layla El is currently working as a real estate agent.

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Emma Slater
(English-American Dancer and Choreographer)
Emma Slater
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Birthdate: December 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire

Emma Slater is an English-American dancer and choreographer best known for making numerous appearances on the popular dance competition television series, Dancing with the Stars. Prior to making her TV debut, Emma Slater competed in dance competitions around the world, representing the UK. She then went on to establish herself as a theater and TV personality.

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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.

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Arlene Phillips
(English Choreographer, Television Judge and Presenter, Theatre Director, Talent Scout, and Former Dancer)
Arlene Phillips
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Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prestwich
Arlene Phillips is an English choreographer, television judge and presenter, theatre director, talent scout, and former dancer. She achieved popularity as the choreographer of many television shows, films, and Broadway and West End musicals. Arlene Phillips' popularity increased when she started appearing as a judge on television shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Come Dancing.
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Lorraine Crosby
(English Singer and Songwriter)
Lorraine Crosby
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Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walker

Lorraine Crosby is an English songwriter and singer. She achieved popularity in 1993, when she was featured by Meat Loaf in his hit song, I'd Do Anything for Love. Lorraine Crosby's popularity increased in 2008, when she came up with her first album, Mrs Loud.

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Ninette de Valois
(British Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, and Director of Classical Ballet)
Ninette de Valois
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Birthdate: June 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blessington, Ireland
Died: March 8, 2001

Ninette de Valois was an Irish-born British dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of classical ballet. She is best remembered for founding The Royal Ballet, which went on to become a world renowned classical ballet company. Counted among the most influential personalities in the history of ballet, Ninette de Valois is also credited with establishing the Royal Ballet School.

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Alicia Markova
(One of the Greatest Classical Ballet Dancers of the 20th Century)
Alicia Markova
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Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England
Died: December 2, 2004

Alicia Markova was a British ballet dancer, director, choreographer, and teacher of classical ballet. Best remembered for her association with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Markova was widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest classical ballet dancers. Alicia Markova is also credited with co-founding the English National Ballet.

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Flavia Cacace
(Italian–British Professional Dancer and Choreographer.)
Flavia Cacace
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Birthdate: March 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy

Italian-British dancer Flavia Cacace is part of the dance duo Vincent and Flavia, with her dance partner Vincent Simone. She appeared multiple times on the reality show Strictly Come Dancing and won in its 10th season. She has also appeared on The Magicians. Flavis is married to actor Jimi Mistry.

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Sarah Churchill
(English Actress & Dancer and the Daughter of Winston Churchill)
Sarah Churchill
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Birthdate: October 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
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.
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Perri Lister
(Former English Actress, Singer, and Dancer)
Perri Lister
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Birthdate: April 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London

Perri Lister is an English retired actress, singer, and dancer. She achieved popularity after joining the popular dance troupe, Hot Gossip. As part of the troupe, Lister appeared on a TV show titled The Kenny Everett Video Show during the 1970s and 1980s. Apart from appearing on TV shows, Lister also worked as a backing vocalist for numerous pop artists.

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Rosemarie Ford
(English Dancer, Actress, and Television Presenter)
Rosemarie Ford
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Birthdate: March 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sherburn-in-Elmet

Rosemarie Ford is an English dancer, actress, and television presenter. She is best known for her appearance as the co-host of the popular game show The Generation Game from 1990 to 1994. Rosemarie Ford has also hosted other famous shows like Come Dancing. In 1999, she was honored with the prestigious Carl Alan Award.

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Karen Hardy
(British Ballroom Dancer Best Known for Her Appearances in the TV Series 'Strictly Come Dancing')
Karen Hardy
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Birthdate: July 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Weymouth

Karen Hardy is a British ballroom dancer, teacher, coach, and adjudicator. She is best known for her appearances in the popular TV dance contest Strictly Come Dancing between 2005 and 2009. Prior to making her TV appearance, Hardy had won several competitions, including the International Latin American Dance Championship. Karen Hardy currently runs a dance studio in London.

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Pat Kirkwood
(Actress)
Pat Kirkwood
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Birthdate: February 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: December 25, 2007
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Cheryl Barrymore
(Dancer, Businesspeople)
Cheryl Barrymore
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Birthdate: March 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 1, 2005
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Femi Taylor
(Dancer, actress, best known for portraying Jabba the Hutt's Twi'lek slave dancer Oola in the 1983)
Femi Taylor
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Birthdate: April 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Niger
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Marie Rambert
(Polish-Born English Ballet Dancer)
Marie Rambert
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Birthdate: February 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: June 12, 1982

Best known for her pioneering contribution to contemporary ballet, Polish-born dancer Marie Rambert was the founder of one of England’s oldest ballet groups, the Rambert Dance Company. Apart from being a fine ballerina, she was also a great ballet teacher and was awarded with the Order of the British Empire.

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Svetlana Beriosova
(Lithuanian-British Ballerina)
Svetlana Beriosova
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Birthdate: September 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: November 10, 1998

Svetlana Beriosova was a Lithuanian-British ballerina who spent more than 20 years with the prestigious Royal Ballet. A prima ballerina at the Royal Ballet, Svetlana Beriosova achieved immense popularity for playing classical roles, such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.

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Monica Mason
(Former South African-born British Ballet Dancer and Teacher)
Monica Mason
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Birthdate: September 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Monica Mason is a South African-born British former ballet dancer and teacher. She is best known for her association with The Royal Ballet, where she served as the artistic director. Monica Mason spent more than five decades with the company, establishing herself as a versatile performer, capable administrator, and skilled rehearsal director.

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Deborah Bull, Baroness Bull
(English Dancer, Broadcaster, and Writer)
Deborah Bull, Baroness Bull
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Birthdate: March 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Derby, England, United Kingdom

Deborah Bull, Baroness Bull is an English dancer, broadcaster, and writer. She is best known for her association with the Royal Opera House, where she was a former creative director. As a writer, Deborah Bull has contributed to popular publications like The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, and New Statesman.

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Edna Deane
(Author)
Edna Deane
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Birthdate: October 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Witsies Hoek, Orange Free State
Died: November 22, 1995
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Wendy Toye
(British Dancer, Actress, and Theatre & Film Director)
Wendy Toye
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Birthdate: May 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 27, 2010

Wendy Toye was a British dancer, actress, and theatre and film director. Apart from contributing as an actress and dancer, Toye also worked for numerous charity organizations. In 1977, Wendy Toye was honored with the prestigious Silver Jubilee Medal.

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Adeline Genée
(Danish-British Ballerina)
Adeline Genée
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Birthdate: January 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: April 23, 1970

Adeline Genée was a Danish-British ballerina who served as prima ballerina at the Empire Theatre of Varieties, where she performed for ten years. She achieved international fame when she started performing in the USA. Adeline Genée also performed in places like New Zealand and Australia.

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Georgina Parkinson
(English Ballerina and Ballet Mistress)
Georgina Parkinson
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Birthdate: August 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: December 18, 2009

Georgina Parkinson was an English ballerina and ballet mistress. She is remembered for her association with The Royal Ballet, where she served as the principal dancer. In 1978, Parkinson was invited to the American Ballet Theatre to serve as a ballet mistress for a year. In 1980, Georgina Parkinson assumed the role permanently and remained with the company until 2009.

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Peggy van Praagh
(British Ballerina and Choreographer)
Peggy van Praagh
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Birthdate: September 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1990

Peggy van Praagh was a British ballerina, teacher, choreographer, repetiteur, director, producer, and advocate of dance. She is best remembered for her contribution as the founding artistic director of The Australian Ballet. Peggy van Praagh was inducted into the Australian Dance Award Hall of Fame and the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

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Anne Hartley Gilbert
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Birthdate: October 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochdale, England
Died: December 2, 1904
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Lily Sastry
(Rowan Atkinson’s Daughter, Burlesque Dancer)
Lily Sastry
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
Birthplace: London
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Rina Lipa
(British Model, Dancer and Sister of Singer Dua Lipa)
Rina Lipa
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Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Rina Lipa is a British model and dancer. She is known as the sister of singer-songwriter Dua Lipa. Rina Lipa came into prominence in 2021, when she made her modeling debut at the GCDS Fall 2021 collection, which was part of the famous Milan Fashion Week. Prior to making her modeling debut, Lipa acted in commercials and took ballet lessons.

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Maria Theresa Kemble
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Birthdate: January 17, 1774
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: September 3, 1838