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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

#23 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#3 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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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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#9 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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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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#98 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#76 on The Best Living American Actors

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#61 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording ...more

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Age: 38

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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

Credits: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover, The Internship

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#36 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#54 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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John Barrowman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, presenter and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he emigrated to the United States with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, Barrowman studied performing ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nationality: Scotland

Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer, Presenter Dancer

Credits: Torchwood, Arrow, Zero Dark Thirty, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon

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#19 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#15 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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Lance Bass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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James Lance Bass is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band NSYNC. NSYNC's success led Bass to work in film and television. He starred in the 2001 film On the Line, ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Tropic Thunder, The Meredith Vieira Show, 'N Sync: PopOdyssey Live, 'N Sync in Concert

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#66 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

#24 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

#41 on Celebrities You'd Want To Go To Vegas With

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Dancers
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Prince


Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned as an innovator and is widely-known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence and wide vocal range. ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1958-2016)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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

Credits: Batman, Happy Feet, Showgirls, Purple Rain

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#17 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#37 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#27 on The Best Singers of All Time

#14 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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