List of famous choreographers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Choreographers are the creative administrators of any activity or piece in a motion, like a dance or theater choreography. They are in charge of designing the structure of the piece, the notations, the narration, the specification of movements and finally, provide their support in the execution of the composition. Nowadays, choreographers are found in a range of other fields other than dance including ice skating, choirs, theatre, synchronized sports, cheerleading, cinematography and gymnastics. Dance choreography, specifically known as dance composition, is one of the largest originators of choreographers, who specialize in a plethora of dance forms including jazz, ballet, contemporary, Latin American dances, folk dances, classical dances, Oriental dance forms etc. In dance choreography, choreographers are given the responsibility of designing a dance piece, arranging the sequence of steps, understanding the dancers’ weaknesses and strengths, honing the dancers’ skills and extracting the best from them in a composition. This is either done by applying either one or two of the basic choreographic methods viz., improvisation or planned choreography. Popular choreographers include Debbie Allen, Bob Avian, Lea Anderson, Fred Astaire and Paula Abdul to name a few. Scroll down for a more comprehensive list of choreographers. Explore details about them in their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
(Indian)

Pawan KalyanPawan Kalyan
(Indian)
Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
Gene KellyGene Kelly
(American)

Prabhu DevaPrabhu Deva
(Indian)
Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
(French,American)
Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)

Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Lindsay KempLindsay Kemp
(British)
XuxaXuxa
(Brazilian)

Mark BallasMark Ballas
(American)
Michael FlatleyMichael Flatley
(American)
Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba
(American)

Kenny WormaldKenny Wormald
(American)
Travis WallTravis Wall
(American)
Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Ukrainian)

Savion GloverSavion Glover
(American)
Ann ReinkingAnn Reinking
(American)
Robin ShouRobin Shou

Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys
(German)
Benji SchwimmerBenji Schwimmer
(American)
Osman Khalid ButtOsman Khalid Butt
(Pakistani)

Vaibhavi MerchantVaibhavi Merchant
(Indian)
Wendee LeeWendee Lee
(American)
Brian FriedmanBrian Friedman
(American)

Jeanne CoyneJeanne Coyne
(American)
Gene Anthony RayGene Anthony Ray
(American)
Nicholas RoerichNicholas Roerich
(Russian)

Kovelamudi Raghavendra RaoKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
(Indian)
Ashley BanjoAshley Banjo
(British)
Pina BauschPina Bausch
(German)

Mia MichaelsMia Michaels
(American)
Lola FloresLola Flores
(Spanish)
Joaquín RodrigoJoaquín Rodrigo
(Spanish)

Marge ChampionMarge Champion
(American)
Robin AntinRobin Antin
(American)
Uday ShankarUday Shankar
(Indian)

Loie FullerLoie Fuller
(American)
Sascha RadetskySascha Radetsky
(American)
Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
(Danish)