Dancers

by dashingever | created - 11 Jan 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actor | Byrd and the Bees

Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor . He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 ...

2. Dita Von Teese

Actress | The Death of Salvador Dali

Dita Von Teese was born on September 28, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan, USA as Heather Renée Sweet. She is an actress, known for The Death of Salvador Dali (2005). She was previously married to Marilyn Manson.

3. Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry. Davis Jr....

4. Fred Astaire

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...

5. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

6. Gene Kelly

Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

7. Carrie Ann Inaba

Self | Dancing with the Stars

Carrie Ann Inaba was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is of Japanese, Chinese, and Irish ancestry, and is the youngest of two children. Carrie Ann grew up dancing the hula (native Hawaiian dance) and other dance forms. She also played the piano and violin and sang in the choir. She ...

8. Chelsie Hightower

Actress | The Golden Knights

Chelsie Hightower was born on July 21, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Chelsie Kay Hightower. She is an actress, known for Knights58, Chasing 8s (2012) and Sole.

9. Lacey Schwimmer

Actress | Christina Aguilera: Candyman

Lacey Schwimmer was born on June 28, 1988 as Lacey-Mae Schwimmer. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Christina Aguilera: Candyman (2007), Frankie Moreno in Concert (2015) and Dancing with the Stars: All Access (2014).

10. Hermes Pan

Swing Time

Academy Award-winning dance director responsible for choreographing several dozen of Hollywood's most truly memorable musicals, including every one of the nine Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers 1930s gems - not to mention Fred and Ginger's screen swan song, The Barkleys of Broadway (1949). He also ...

11. Agnes de Mille

Oklahoma!

Agnes de Mille was born on September 18, 1905 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Agnes George de Mille. She is known for her work on Oklahoma! (1955), The Ragamuffin (1916) and Carousel (1956). She was married to Walter Foy Prude. She died on October 7, 1993 in Greenwich Village,...

12. Zizi Jeanmaire

Actress | Anything Goes

Zizi Jeanmaire was born on April 29, 1924 in Paris, France as Renée Marcelle Jeanmaire. She is an actress, known for Anything Goes (1956), Charmants Garçons (1957) and La belle au bois dormant (1991). She was previously married to Roland Petit.

13. Tina Turner

Soundtrack | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.

Tina ...

14. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that, on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order ...

15. Josephine Baker

Actress | Zouzou

Josephine Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, MO, in 1906 to Carrie McDonald, a laundress, and Eddie Carson, a musician. Her early life hinted at her future career. She first danced for the public on the streets of St. Louis for nickels and dimes. Later she became a chorus girl on...

16. George Balanchine

Actor | Playhouse 90

George Balanchine was a Georgian-American ballet dancer and one of the foremost choreographers of the 20th century. Regarded as the founder of American ballet, he established and led the New York City Ballet for more than three decades.

Balanchine was born Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze, the son ...

17. Jerome Robbins

Writer | West Side Story

Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Rabinowitz. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Producers' Showcase (1954). He died on July 29, 1998 in New York City.

18. Milada Mladova

Actress | Siren of Atlantis

Milada Mladova was born on October 4, 1921 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Annabel Milada Mraz. She is an actress, known for Siren of Atlantis (1949), Night and Day (1946) and The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951).

19. Taylor James

Actor | The Greatest Showman

Taylor James has become an internationally recognized performer since moving to Los Angeles in 2011. His skills and versatility have quickly established him as one the top dancers and choreographers in the industry. While living in Canada he competed on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada...

20. Tamina Pollack-Paris

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Tamina Pollack-Paris is an actress and art director, known for Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001), The Stanley Dynamic (2014) and Four in the Morning (2016).

21. Jordan Clark

Stunts | Silent Hill: Revelation

Jordan Clark is a Canadian actress from Tottenham, Ontario. She is best known for her starring role as Gisele on Family Channel's hit series "The Next Step," which was renewed for a fourth season. In 2011, she was crowned the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4.

22. Natalli Reznik

Actress | Repo! The Genetic Opera

Natalli Reznik is an actress, known for Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Step Up Revolution (2012) and Pay in Full (2010).

23. Casper Smart

Actor | Dirty Dancing

The years 2014 and 2015 have proven to be banner years for actor Beau "Casper" Smart, completing roles in eight projects portraying distinctive characters ranging from an embattled UFC fighter to an ego maniacal youth soccer coach.

His growing body of acting roles includes four feature films - ...

24. Shannon Holtzapffel

Actor | La La Land

Shannon Holtzapffel is known for his work on La La Land (2016), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Happy Feet (2006).

25. Jeanne Coyne

Actress | Kiss Me Kate

Jeannie Coyne was a talented dancer who was a long time assistant of Gene Kelly and appeared in a few of his films. Her biggest role would be to dance with Bobby Van in the "From this moment on" number from Kiss Me Kate (1953). Coyne would later become Kelly's second wife and bear him two children,...

26. Carol Haney

Actress | Invitation to the Dance

She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and went to New Bedford High School. Even before graduating in 1942, she had opened a dance studio where she taught dancing. Dancing was in her blood from an early age, and she performed often at high school festivities, the Mexican Hat Dance being one of ...

27. Stacy Edwards

Actress | Primary Colors

Edwards was born in Glasgow, Montana, the daughter of an Air Force officer, and grew up all over the world, from Guam to Alabama. At 18, she received a scholarship to the Lou Conte Dance Studio in Chicago and began her performance career as a dancer and actress.

28. Courtney Platt

Actress | Rock of Ages

Courtney Platt was born on June 12, 1988 in Commack, Long Island, New York, USA as Courtney Ann Galiano. She is known for her work on Rock of Ages (2012), Stand Up Guys (2012) and Glee (2009). She has been married to Jonah Platt since September 4, 2016.

29. Tallie L. Brinson

Actor | The Quad

Tallie L. Brinson is an Actor, Director, Dancer, Singer, and Musician residing in Hollywood, California. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Tallie has become a talented and credited artist in entertainment. His claim to fame was being a top 4 finalist on MTV's "...

30. Gee Alexander

Stunts | Avengers: Endgame

Gee Alexander is known for his work on Avengers: Endgame (2019), Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

31. Michel Issa Rubio

Actor | Snowpiercer

Michel Issa Rubio

Is a professional Actor/Dancer who was born and raised in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico and moved to Vancouver at age of 10 where he Studied and trained at The Actor's Foundry under Matthew Harrison, The Arts Umbrella Professional Dance Company for 6 yrs under Artemis Gordon, The ...

32. Alicia Dea Josipovic

Actress | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Alicia Dea Josipovic can dance, act and sing. She was named after her 'Nonna' Dea, an accomplished fashion designer and opera singer.

At the age of five, she first began performing on stage as a dancer. Alicia danced competitively for eight years, winning numerous competitions. She also loved to ...

33. Carlena Britch

Actress | The Twilight Zone

Carlena Britch is an actress, director, writer, professional dancer and movement coach who continues to break barriers and standards in all parts of the entertainment industry. Being raised in Vancouver, BC Canada, Carlena found artistry at a young age and has used her unique life experiences to ...

34. Shamier Anderson

Actor | Race

Shamier Anderson was born in Toronto, Canada. He has two younger brothers, one, Stephan James, who is also an established actor and the other in the military. Shamier attended Wexford School for the Arts where he majored in Musical Theatre & the Drama Intensive Program where he graduated with ...

35. Ofilio Portillo

Actor | Resident Evil: Retribution

Ofilio Portillo is known for his work on Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Lucky Day (2019) and Taken (2017).

36. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

37. Scott Marlowe

Actor | Test

Scott Marlowe is an actor, known for Test (2013), From the Beginning (2014) and I Live Here (2018).



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