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Famous Female Choreographers

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Carolyn Carlson and Stacey Tookey.

While this isn't a list of all female choreographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female choreographers?" and "Who are the best female choreographers?"

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    Paula Julie Abdul is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, San Fernando, California
    • Profession: Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Music video director, + more
    • Credits: Can't Buy Me Love, American Idol, Robots, The Master of Disguise, The X Factor (U.S.), + more
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    Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar. She went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Veer-Zaara, Sholay, Hey Ram, Vijay, Kudrat, + more
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    Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known for her dancing, first introducing herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls on the ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Game Show Host, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Showgirls, In Living Color, Boys and Girls, + more
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    Mýa Marie Harrison, better known as Mýa, is an American hip hop and R&B singer, record producer and actress. Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was released in April 1998. It sold over one million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single "It's All ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Choreographer, + more
    • Credits: Chicago, Cursed, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Dancing with the Stars, In Too Deep, + more
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    Debbie Allen
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    Debbie Allen is an author.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Grey's Anatomy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scandal, Quantum Leap, Amistad, + more
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    Briana Evigan
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    Briana Barbara-Jane Evigan is an American actress and dancer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Andie West in the Step Up series and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row. She started dancing at the age of 9 and is still dancing as part of her career today. Evigan has been noted as a Scream Queen for ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Step Up 2: The Streets, S. Darko, Sorority Row, Mother's Day, Burning Bright, + more
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    Farah Khan
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    Farah Khan is an Indian film director, film producer, actress and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. She has since become a film director as well. In addition, ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Writer, + more
    • Credits: Om Shanti Om, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Aegan, I am Here, Tees Maar Khan, + more
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    Rosie Perez
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    Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. She followed this with White Men Can't Jump, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys, White Men Can't Jump, The Road to El Dorado, + more
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    Nicole Arbour is an actress.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
    • Profession: Comedian, Choreographer, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: The Rocker, Silent But Deadly, You Might as Well Live, Video on Trial, Party Mamas
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    Martha Graham
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    Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 97 (1894-1991)
    • Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Choreographer
    • Credits: A Dancer’s World, Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance, Night Journey, Appalachian Spring
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    Agnes de Mille
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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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    Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director, choreographer, and dancer, best known for her multi-million selling worldwide No. 1 hit "Mickey" from 1982.more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Easy Rider: The Ride Back, Village of the Giants, Rockula, Slaughterhouse Rock, Greaser's Palace, + more
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    Elizabeth Streb is an American choreographer, performer, and teacher of contemporary dance.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer, Dancer
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    Loie Fuller
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    Loie Fuller was a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1862-1928)
    • Birthplace: Fullersburg, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Le lys de la vie
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    Katherine Dunham
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    Katherine Dunham was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the "matriarch and queen mother ...more

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    • Age: Died at 97 (1909-2006)
    • Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Educator, Choreographer, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Stormy Weather, Mambo, I'm in the Revue
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    Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, DBE is a British ballerina, dancer, choreographer, actress, and theatre/television director, noted for her popular theatre choreography associated with the musical Cats and the current longest running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera. At age 87, she was made ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Television director, Theatre Director, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: LS Lowry: A Simple Man
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    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: age 67
    • Birthplace: Doncaster, England
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: The Magic Toyshop
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    Mary Ann Murphy is a ballroom dance champion, accredited dance judge, and a judge and choreographer on the Fox dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, USA, Ohio
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor
    • Credits: So You Think You Can Dance
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    Anna Sokoloff was the wife of Alex North.more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1910-2000)
    • Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer, Dancer
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    Kathleen Marshall
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    Kathleen Marshall is an American choreographer, director, and creative consultant.more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Choreographer, Consultant, Dancer
    • Credits: Grease: You're the One That I Want!, Once Upon a Mattress
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