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Famous Male Choreographers

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List of famous male choreographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male choreographers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being choreographers. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a choreographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people, like Mats Ek and Peter Quanz, in it.

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


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    Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black II, Free Willy, Boomerang, Moonwalker, The Wiz, + more
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    Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1912-1996)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Highland Park, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town, Inherit the Wind, Mickey's Christmas Carol, + more
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    Fred Astaire
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    Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films and several award-winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1899-1987)
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Towering Inferno, Top Hat, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, Holiday Inn, Swing Time, + more
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    Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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    Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian American Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. 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 appearances on ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
    • Profession: Choreographer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
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    Pawan Kalyan is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, writer, and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor turned politician Chiranjeevi. Kalyan made his acting debut in 1996 Telugu film Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi. In ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Bapatla, India
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Jalsa, Puli, Gabbar Singh, Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., Annavaram, + more
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    James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. He is a Chevalier of France's ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
    • Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Screenwriter, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Bolt, Bewitched, Another World, Capitol, + more
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    Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the National Medal of Arts.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Performer, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Hello, Dolly!, The Boy Friend, Broadway's Lost Treasures, Broadway's Best at Pops
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    Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began his professional career in musical theater, and was a dancer in music videos for Paula Abdul and Janet ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Modern Family, Glee, Scream 2, A Walk to Remember, Monk, + more
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    Wade Jeremy William Robson is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at the age of five. He has directed music videos and world tours for numerous music artists such as NSYNC and Britney Spears. Robson found success not only as a choreographer and tour director but also ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Choreographer, Music video director, Dancer
    • Credits: Kazaam, The Wade Robson Project
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    Harry Shum, Jr.
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    Harry Shum, Jr. is an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. He has appeared in dance films such as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He also plays the character of Elliot Hoo in ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
    • Profession: Television producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Glee, Step Up 2: The Streets, Stomp the Yard, Step Up 3D, Our Family Wedding, + more
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    Jerome Robbins
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    Jerome Robbins, was an American theater producer, director, and dance choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. His work ranged from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. Among the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1918-1998)
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Screenwriter, Choreographer
    • Credits: West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan
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    Gregory Hines
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    Gregory Oliver Hines was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1946-2003)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: History of the World, Part I, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Running Scared, Waiting to Exhale, + more
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    Stanley Donen
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    Stanley Donen is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. His other noteworthy films include Royal Wedding, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Indiscreet, Damn ...more

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    • Age: age 91
    • Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Columbia
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Singin' in the Rain, Charade, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On the Town, Two for the Road, + more
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    Alvin Ailey
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    Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1931-1989)
    • Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer, Dancer
    • Credits: Carmen Jones
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    Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other awards, Mitchell has been recognized as a MacArthur Fellow, inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs.more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Ballet Dancer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor
    • Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream
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    Michael Kenneth Williams is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert "Chalky" White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Flatbush, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Model, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: The Incredible Hulk, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, 12 Years a Slave, Gone Baby Gone, + more
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    Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1910-1993)
    • Birthplace: Southington, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer
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    Mark Morris
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    Mark William Morris is an American dancer, choreographer and director whose work is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor, and at times eclectic musical accompaniments. Morris is popular among dance aficionados, the music world, as well as mainstream audiences.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Conductor, Theatre Director, Choreographer, Writer, Dancer
    • Credits: Dido & Aeneas: Mark Morris Dance Group
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    Matthew Diamond
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    Matthew Diamond is an American film and television director, producer and choreographer.more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Choreographer, Film Director
    • Credits: Scrubs, The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, Eureka, + more
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    Cris Judd
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    Cristan Leenon "Cris" Judd is an American actor and choreographer known for his brief marriage to Jennifer Lopez.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Abilene
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Bringing Down the House, Be My Baby, The Outside, Goyband, Your Mama Don't Dance
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