Female Choreographers

Throughout history, there have been many women choreographers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female choreographers such as Julianne Hough, Rosie Perez, Abby Lee Miller, Paula Abdul, Isadora Duncan.The women choreographers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 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.

 2 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.

 3 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

Abby Lee Miller is a choreographer, dance instructor, and reality TV personality. She is credited with founding the Abby Lee Dance Company where the popular TV series Dance Moms was filmed. The series follows the training of children in dance under the tutelage of Miller. In 2018, Miller was diagnosed with a type of cancer that has left her wheelchair-bound.

 4 Teyana Taylor

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

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 5 Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez
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Famous As: Film Actress & Show Host
Birthdate: September 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Rosa Perez is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Carla Rodrigo in Fearless and her Emmy-nominated choreography in the series In Living Color. She has also appeared in Broadway plays such as The Ritz and has co-hosted The View. She is also associated with major HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.

 6 Debbie Allen

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

 7 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
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 8 Ashley Roberts

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

 9 Cheryl Burke

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

Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, TV host, and model. Best known for appearing as a professional dancer on the popular dance competition TV series Dancing with the Stars, Burke became the first professional to win two consecutive seasons. In 2008, she set up her dance studio and created her own line of sportswear in 2009.

 10 Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell
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Famous As: Ballerina
Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 11 Shobana

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

 12 Q'orianka Kilcher

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

 13 Witney Carson

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

 14 Alyssa Edwards

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

 15 Briana Evigan

Briana Evigan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 16 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

 17 Peta Murgatroyd

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

 18 Gates McFadden

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

 19 Katherine LaNasa

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

Katherine LaNasa is an American actress known for her starring roles in films like The Campaign and Jayne Mansfield's Car. A former ballet dancer and choreographer, LaNasa started dancing at the age of 12. During the late-1980s, LaNasa assisted choreographer John Carrafa for the 1989 crime and dance drama film Rooftops.

 20 Saroj Khan

Saroj Khan
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Famous As: Dance Choreographers
Birthdate: November 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 21 Ann Reinking

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

 22 Kimberly Wyatt

Kimberly Wyatt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 23 Toni Basil

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

 24 Khandi Alexander

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

 25 Janette Manrara

Janette Manrara
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Miami-based Cuban dancer Janette Manrara is best known for her stint on the reality show Strictly Come Dancing. Fans have also loved her in Glee, Burn the Floor, and So You Think You Can Dance. She is married to her Strictly Come Dancing co-star Slovenian dancer Aljaž Škorjanec.

 26 Emma Slater

Emma Slater
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: December 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 27 Xuxa

Xuxa
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Film producer, Singer, Businessperson, Model, Choreographer
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Brazilian

 28 Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot
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Famous As: Painter, Choreographer, Model
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French, American

 29 Patsy Swayze

Patsy Swayze
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: February 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 16, 2013

 30 Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova
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Birthdate: February 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: January 23, 1931

One of the first ballerinas to travel extensively around the world, Anna Pavlova had first gained an interest in the dance form after watching an adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty. She initially gained fame dancing with Mikhail Mordkin and later made waves with her iconic role in The Dying Swan.

 31 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.

 32 Ruth Connell

Ruth Connell
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Scottish

 33 Martha Graham

Martha Graham
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Famous As: Modern dancer and choreographer
Birthdate: May 11, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 1, 1991

 34 Paloma Picasso

Paloma Picasso
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Choreographer, Painter, Jewellery designer, Designer, Socialite
Birthdate: April 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, French

 35 Debashree Roy

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

 36 Dora Maar

Dora Maar
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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 16, 1997

 37 Chachi Gonzales

Chachi Gonzales
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Famous As: Choreographer & Dancer
Birthdate: January 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 38 Marge Champion

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

 39 Kristina Rihanoff

Kristina Rihanoff
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

 40 Vaibhavi Merchant

Vaibhavi Merchant
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Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 41 Flavia Cacace

Flavia Cacace
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Italian

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.

 42 Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Choreographer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: February 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 43 Laurieann Gibson

Laurieann Gibson
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: July 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 44 Jeanne Coyne

Jeanne Coyne
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Famous As: Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Stage actor
Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: May 10, 1973

 45 Lola Flores

Lola Flores
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Choreographer
Birthdate: January 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 16, 1995

 46 Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp
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Famous As: Dancer and Choreographer
Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 47 Robin Antin

Robin Antin
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Famous As: Ballet dancer, Choreographer, Television presenter, Actor, Dancer
Birthdate: July 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 48 Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch
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Famous As: Choreographer, Ballet dancer, Dancer, Artist, Music educator, Ballet master, University teacher
Birthdate: July 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: June 30, 2009

 49 Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips
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Famous As: Choreographer
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 50 Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham
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Famous As: Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Birthdate: June 22, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 21, 2006