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)

Donnie YenDonnie Yen
Gene KellyGene Kelly
(American)

Pawan KalyanPawan Kalyan
(Indian)

MC HammerMC Hammer
(American)

Benjamin MillepiedBenjamin Millepied
(French)
Prabhu DevaPrabhu Deva
(Indian)

Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy
(Ukrainian)
Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
(British)

Jay ParkJay Park
(American,South Korean)

Bruno TonioliBruno Tonioli
(Italian)

Brian FriedmanBrian Friedman
(American)
Carrie Ann InabaCarrie Ann Inaba
(American)

Mark BallasMark Ballas
(American)
Michael FlatleyMichael Flatley
(American)

Joseph BeuysJoseph Beuys
(German)

XuxaXuxa
(Brazilian)

Sascha RadetskySascha Radetsky
(American)
Kenny WormaldKenny Wormald
(American)

Pina BauschPina Bausch
(German)
Marge ChampionMarge Champion
(American)

Chachi GonzalesChachi Gonzales
(American)

Rorion GracieRorion Gracie
(Brazilian)

Robin ShouRobin Shou
Osman Khalid ButtOsman Khalid Butt
(Pakistani)

Wendee LeeWendee Lee
(American)
Louis Van AmstelLouis Van Amstel

Maya PlisetskayaMaya Plisetskaya
(Spanish,Russian)

Françoise GilotFrançoise Gilot
(French,American)

Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)
Nicholas RoerichNicholas Roerich

Carl NielsenCarl Nielsen
(Danish)
Dora MaarDora Maar
(French)

Donald McKayleDonald McKayle
(American)

Joaquín RodrigoJoaquín Rodrigo
(Spanish)

Ethan StiefelEthan Stiefel
(American)
Marius PetipaMarius Petipa
(French)

Kovelamudi Raghavendra RaoKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
(Indian)
Carolee SchneemannCarolee Schneemann
(American)

Gene Anthony RayGene Anthony Ray
(American)

Sophie CalleSophie Calle
(French)

Ann ReinkingAnn Reinking
(American)
Robin AntinRobin Antin
(American)

Savion GloverSavion Glover
(American)
Arlene PhillipsArlene Phillips
(British)

Travis WallTravis Wall
(American)

Sylvie GuillemSylvie Guillem
(French)

Alexander GlazunovAlexander Glazunov
Loie FullerLoie Fuller
(American)

Matthew BourneMatthew Bourne
(British)
Reynaldo HahnReynaldo Hahn
(French,Venezuelan)

Jacques LecoqJacques Lecoq
(French)

Kherington PayneKherington Payne
(American)

Jeanne CoyneJeanne Coyne
(American)
Vaibhavi MerchantVaibhavi Merchant
(Indian)

Lola FloresLola Flores
(Spanish)
Fayard NicholasFayard Nicholas
(American)

Sakis RouvasSakis Rouvas
(Greek)

Mia MichaelsMia Michaels
(American)

Ashley BanjoAshley Banjo
(British)
Yvonne RainerYvonne Rainer
(American)

Wayne SleepWayne Sleep
(British)
Natalia MakarovaNatalia Makarova
(American)

Corey YuenCorey Yuen

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