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.

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
(Chinese)
Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
(Indian)

Pawan KalyanPawan Kalyan
(Indian)
Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
(French,American)
Prabhu DevaPrabhu Deva
(Indian)

Gene KellyGene Kelly
(American)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)
Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)

MC HammerMC Hammer
(American)
Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba
(American)
XuxaXuxa
(Brazilian)

Michael FlatleyMichael Flatley
(American)
Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Ukrainian)
Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys
(German)

Ashley BanjoAshley Banjo
(British)
Kenny WormaldKenny Wormald
(American)
Mark BallasMark Ballas
(American)

Robin ShouRobin Shou
Ann ReinkingAnn Reinking
(American)
Gene Anthony RayGene Anthony Ray
(American)

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

Savion GloverSavion Glover
(American)
Osman Khalid ButtOsman Khalid Butt
(Pakistani)
Benji SchwimmerBenji Schwimmer
(American)

Kovelamudi Raghavendra RaoKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
(Indian)
Nicholas RoerichNicholas Roerich
(Russian)
Pina BauschPina Bausch
(German)

Christopher DeanChristopher Dean
(British)
Jeanne CoyneJeanne Coyne
(American)
Kurt BrowningKurt Browning
(Canadian)

Travis WallTravis Wall
(American)
Lola FloresLola Flores
(Spanish)
Joaquín RodrigoJoaquín Rodrigo
(Spanish)

Loie FullerLoie Fuller
(American)
Robin AntinRobin Antin
(American)
Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
(Danish)

Matthew BourneMatthew Bourne
(British)
Sascha RadetskySascha Radetsky
(American)
Uday ShankarUday Shankar
(Indian)

Marius PetipaMarius Petipa
(French)
Wayne SleepWayne Sleep
(British)
Ethan StiefelEthan Stiefel
(American)

Marge ChampionMarge Champion
(American)
Maya PlisetskayaMaya Plisetskaya
(Spanish,Russian)
Sakis RouvasSakis Rouvas
(Greek)