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Famous Female Ballet Dancers

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List of famous female ballet dancers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female ballet dancers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being ballet dancers. There are thousand of females working as ballet dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic ballet dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a ballet dancer then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Vera Kostić to Noelani Pantastico is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female ballet dancers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female ballet dancers?" and "Who are the best female ballet dancers?"
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    Agnes de Mille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Ballet Dancers
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    Agnes Demille was the daughter of William C. DeMille. more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1905-1993)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer
    • Credits: Conversations About the Dance
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    Marguerite Porter

    Marguerite Porter MBE is an English former principal ballet dancer, turned actress and choreographer. Born in Doncaster, Porter trained in Yorkshire and at the Royal Ballet School in London, where she was taught by Dame Ninette De Valois. After two years training she joined The Royal Ballet, where she ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: The Magic Toyshop
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    Veronica Tennant

    Veronica Tennant, CC FRSC is a Canadian dance and performance film producer and director, and former ballet dancer. She was born in London, England, and moved to Canada with her parents and sister in 1955. Dancing from the age of four, by the age of 18, she became the youngest person ever to enter the ...more

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    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Television director, Television producer
    • Credits: Satie and Suzanne, Four Seasons, Vida Y Danza Cuba, Shadow Pleasures, The Dancer's Story: The National Ballet of Canada, + more
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    Amanda Schull

    Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Ballet Dancers
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    Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is best known for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits. She currently stars in the Syfy television series 12 Monkeys. more

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    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Actor
    • Credits: Pretty Little Liars, Suits, Center Stage, Mao's Last Dancer, Sorority Wars, + more
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    Alicia Markova

    Alicia Markova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Ballet Dancers
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    Dame Alicia Markova DBE was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the 20th century.more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1910-2004)
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor
    • Credits: Ballets Russes, A Song for Miss Julie
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    Ann Reinking is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Ballet Dancers
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    Ann Reinking is a Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning American actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has worked extensively in musical theatre, both as a dancer and choreographer, as well as appearing in film. more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Annie, All That Jazz, Movie Movie, Micki & Maude, The 100 Greatest Musicals, + more
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    Janet Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Ballet Dancers
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    Janet Collins was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television. After moving to Los Angeles at the age of 4, Collins, received her first dance training at a Catholic community center. Collins studied primarily with Carmelita ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1917-2003)
    • Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Dance Teacher, Dancer
    • Credits: Stormy Weather
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    Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE, was an English ballerina. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with The Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II. more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1919-1991)
    • Birthplace: Reigate, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Actor
    • Credits: Romeo and Juliet, I am a Dancer, Rudolf Nureyev: A Documentary, Royal Ballet: An Evening With, The Perfect Partnership: Fonteyn and Nureyev, + more
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