Choreographers

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.

 1 Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Film director, Choreographer, Martial artist, Judoka, Karateka, Taekwondo athlete, Thai boxer
Birthdate: July 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Chinese

 2 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
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Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Choreographer, Singer, Lyricist, Philanthropist, Composer
Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
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 3 Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Starting her career as a cheerleader, Paula Abdul went on to choreograph music videos for Janet Jackson. She then tried her hand at singing-songwriting and released a highly successful debut studio album. Also an award-winning actress, Paula was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also appeared in TV shows like American Idol.

 4 Zohra Sehgal

Zohra Sehgal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 10, 2014

Zohra Sehgal was an Indian dancer, choreographer, and actress. Regarded as one of the most prominent Indian dancers of all time, Zohra Sehgal influenced and inspired several aspiring Indian dancers and actresses. She had won several prestigious honors, such as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second-highest civilian award.

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 5 Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Julianne Hough shot to fame with Dancing with the Stars, in 2007, and eventually won two seasons and returned as a judge. Fans also remember her as Sandy from Grease Live! She aced the U.S. Country charts with her debut album and was also a judge on America's Got Talent.

 6 Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Dancer
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 7 Pawan Kalyan

Pawan Kalyan
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Famous As: Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly
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Famous As: Film actor, Singer, Film director, Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 2, 1996

 9 Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev
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Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Russian

 10 Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: June 22, 1987

 11 Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 12 Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Choreographer, Dancer, Television actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 13 Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller
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Famous As: Dance Instructor, Reality TV Judge
Birthdate: September 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 14 Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez
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Famous As: Film Actress & Show Host
Birthdate: September 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 15 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 17 Raghav Juyal

Raghav Juyal
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 18 Shobana

Shobana
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 19 Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: January 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: June 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: September 23, 1987

 21 Benjamin Millepied

Benjamin Millepied
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French

 22 Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton
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Famous As: Professional Dancer
Birthdate: October 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 23 Ashley Banjo

Ashley Banjo
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 24 Kenny Ortega

Kenny Ortega
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Famous As: Film Producer, Director, Choreographer
Birthdate: April 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 25 Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 26 Q'orianka Kilcher

Q'orianka Kilcher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German

 27 Flex Alexander

Flex Alexander
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 28 Iko Uwais

Iko Uwais
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indonesian

 29 Remo D'Souza

Remo D'Souza
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: April 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian

 30 Marge Champion

Marge Champion
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Famous As: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 31 Peta Murgatroyd

Peta Murgatroyd
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: New Zealander, American

 32 Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: March 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Austrian
Died: January 6, 1993

 33 Janette Manrara

Janette Manrara
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 34 Bruno Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: November 25, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

 35 Katherine LaNasa

Katherine LaNasa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 36 Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 37 Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Valentin Chmerkovskiy
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ukrainian, American

 38 Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Ukrainian, American

 39 Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan
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Famous As: Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: May 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 14, 1927

 40 Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley
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Famous As: Ballet dancer, Choreographer, Dancer
Birthdate: July 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 41 Witney Carson

Witney Carson
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Famous As: Dancer. Choreographer
Birthdate: October 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 42 Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 43 Krishna Vamsi

Krishna Vamsi
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 44 Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa Edwards
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Famous As: Drag Performer
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas
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Famous As: Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Stage actor, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 46 Debashree Roy

Debashree Roy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

 47 Toni Basil

Toni Basil
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 48 Khandi Alexander

Khandi Alexander
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Famous As: Dancer, Actress
Birthdate: September 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 49 Ann Reinking

Ann Reinking
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Famous As: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor
Birthdate: November 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 50 Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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