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List of famous ballet dancers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ballet dancers in the world? This includes the most prominent ballet dancers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ballet dancers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ballet dancers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ballet dancers.

List features people like Agnes de Mille and Vaslav Nijinsky.

From reputable, prominent, and well known ballet dancers to the lesser known ballet dancers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ballet dancer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ballet dancers ever?" and "What are the names of famous ballet dancers?" then you're in the right place. (730 items)
Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film National Treasure and its sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in the Quentin Tarantino-directed war film Inglourious Basterds, Anna in ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Algermissen, Germany

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Fashion Model, Actor

Credits: Inglourious Basterds, National Treasure, Unknown, Troy

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Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Laura Prepon is an American actress, known for her role as Donna Pinciotti in all eight seasons of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She is also known for the role of Hannah Daniels on the ABC drama October Road and her role as Alex Vause in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. She has ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Watchung, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Film Producer, Model, Actor Voice acting

Credits: That '70s Show, Orange Is the New Black, Karla, The Kitchen

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Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood, ABC series Brothers & Sisters, the ABC drama series Revenge and as Agent 13 / Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Port Perry, Canada

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Actor, Photographer

Credits: Everwood, The Ring Two, Revenge, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Lea Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Lea Kathleen Thompson is an American actress, television director and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Caroline in the City, Back to the Future Part III

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Yvonne Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Yvonne Joyce Craig is an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman, and as the Orion Marta in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “Whom Gods Destroy”. ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Taylorville, USA, Illinois

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Actor

Credits: Batman, The Young Land, Kissin' Cousins, Ski Party

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Cyd Charisse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Cyd Charisse was an American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain, The ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1922-2008)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Amarillo

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Pin-up girl, Actor, Singer Dancer

Credits: Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, That's Entertainment! III, Brigadoon

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Juliet Landau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Juliet Landau is an actress. ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Film Director

Credits: Ed Wood, BioShock, Theodore Rex, Toolbox Murders Toolbox Murders

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Tanit Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Tanit Phoenix is a South African fashion model and actress. She is best known for her swimwear and lingerie photo shoots after appearing in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003 and in GQ magazine and FHM in the same year. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Profession: Ballet Dancer, Model, Actor

Credits: Lord of War, Safe House, Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno Lost Boys: The Thirst, + more

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