This page is dedicated to famous dancers who have enthralled us with their grace and elegance. Humans have always been fascinated with dancers watching them perform on the dance floors, on stage, film, music videos and television. Moreover, we featured famous dancers from all the different dance styles (see bottom of page). For example, we included famous dancers from the classic dance styles like ballet, jazz , tap and modern. In addition, we feature ballroom, Latin, Irish step dance, flamenco, hip hop and fusion dance styles. Also, famous dancers who perform solo, with a partner or in a group of dancers.
The Allure of Famous Dancers
Dancers captivate us with their grace, agility, coordination and movement to music. Additionally, dancing is a unique form of self expression as it is an ekphrastic art form. Generally, ekphrasis is when one type of art responds to or is inspired by another. So, for dance, the movement is a response to music. Hence, the art of dancing is a non-verbal language of expression. Watching these famous dancers is like poetry in motion.
Famous Dancers in the Media
The basis for choosing the famous dancers here was difficult. Largely because there are so many incredible dancers in a variety of dance genres. In addition, we struggled the question of who qualifies to be among the famous dancers. For this reason, we will continue to add famous dancers to this list over time. Meanwhile, we began with well-known dancers in cinema, famous ballets, dance shows on television and music videos. Also, we chose some for their choreography and dancing, and famous dancers from television shows like Dancing with the Stars. We researched and found some helpful articles at Enki Village and The Famous People websites.
The list of famous dancers we plan to include started with dancers that were also screen legends who appeared in well known dance movies like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Sammy Davis, and Gene Kelly. Also, we picked from well known modern, tap and ballet famous dancers including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolph Nureyev, and Martha Graham. Additionally, we chose music video legends like Michael Jackson, flamenco dancers Joaquin Cortes and Latin dancers like Donnie Burns, Gaynor Fairweather, Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko. Lastly, we will include Irish step dancer, Michael Flatley plus Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Frankie Manning, Twyla Tharp, Misty Copeland, Julianne & Derek Hough, Isadora Duncan and many more famous dancers will be added.