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This list of famous female dancers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female dancers list contains the most prominent and top women dancers to have ever busted a move. You might also be interested in celebrities who stared as backup dancers and these funny GIFs of people dancing horribly. There are thousands of females working as dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most famous women dancers. Women dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a girl aspiring to be a dancer then the famous professional dancers below should give you inspiration.

No list of famous dancers would be complete without famous girl dancers like Sofia Boutella and Julianne Hough. Many of these popular women are also singers, musicians, and actresses who dance.  

While this isn't a list of all female dancers, it does feature over 800 names of famous dancers, many of them famous female dancers in history. Who are the most famous female dancers? Who are the best female dancers? Take a look below, you might even find a few famous Hollywood dancers and famous African American female dancers, too!

Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter Television producer, + more

Credits: Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers, Knocked Up

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#26 on The Best Current Female Singers

#89 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#62 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#93 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television ...more

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Age: 23

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting Dancer

Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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#36 on The Best Current Female Singers

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#53 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Actor, Music artist Singer

Credits: The Hangover, Wreck-It Ralph, 21, I Love You Man

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#9 on The Best Current Female Singers

#22 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#95 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#88 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Vanessa Hudgens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel. She had her feature film debut in the 2003 film Thirteen, a teenage ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

Credits: Spring Breakers, High School Musical, Sucker Punch, Thirteen

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#28 on The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History

#26 on Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?

#22 on The Most Annoying Celebrity Couples

#49 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Christina MarĂ­a Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection", the theme for ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Get Smart, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque, Tony Bennett: An American Classic

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#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#7 on The Best Current Female Singers

#7 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#11 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Madonna: Truth or Dare, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dick Tracy, Evita

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#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#51 on The Best Singers of All Time

#22 on The Best Current Female Singers

#19 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical ...more

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Age: 29

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden, Machete Kills, Lady Gaga: Paparazzi

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#8 on The Best Current Female Singers

#39 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#19 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#76 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Stacy Keibler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Dancers
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Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler is an American actress, model, former professional wrestler and valet who is best known for her work with World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment as a WWE Diva. Keibler was a contestant on the second season of Dancing with the Stars, where she placed ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Rosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Wrestler, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor Dancer

Credits: WWF Raw, Dysfunctional Friends, The Comebacks, Bubble Boy

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#53 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#39 on WWE's Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century

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