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This list of famous male dancers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male dancers list contains the most prominent and famous dancers who regularly dazzle audiences with their talents. You might also be interested in celebrities who stared as backup dancers and these funny GIFs of people dancing horribly. There are thousands of males working as dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male dancer names. Famous men dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a famous dancer then the people below should give you inspiration.

No list of famous dancers of the present and history would be complete without the likes of Michael Flatley, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and the other top male dancers listed here. Also featuring popular artists who dance, like Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, and Chris Brown, this list has them all. 

While this isn't a list of all male dancers, it does feature over 400 professional male dancers - both contemporary famous historical dancers. Who are the most famous male dancers? Who are the best male dancers?

Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Boys II

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

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#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

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#30 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released ...more

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Ted, The Bling Ring, Step Up, Rio 2

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John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer

Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, Bolt

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