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List of Famous Choreographers

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List of famous choreographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top choreographers in the world? This includes the most prominent choreographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable choreographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic choreographers 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 choreographers.

List includes Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known choreographers to the lesser known choreographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the choreographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous choreographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous choreographers?" then you're in the right place. (1000 items)


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    Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Castle Hill
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, American Idol, Out of Sight, Anaconda, + more
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    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: The Voice, Love in the Time of Cholera, Shakira: Live and Off the Record, El Club de Los Tigritos, Shakira: Laundry Service - Washed and Dried, + more
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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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    Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, she is now a Swiss citizen. She began her musical ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, Nutbush, USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Choreographer, Author, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Last Action Hero, Tommy, What's Love Got to Do with It, + more
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    Paula Julie Abdul is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: USA, San Fernando, California
    • Profession: Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Music video director, + more
    • Credits: Can't Buy Me Love, American Idol, Robots, The Master of Disguise, The X Factor (U.S.), + more
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    Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Born to film actress and singer Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli never went on to become a ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Cabaret, Arthur, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Silent Movie, Sex and the City 2, + more
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    Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age and performed in various musical venues in his ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Rio 2, Honeymoon in Vegas
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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: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • 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: USA, Nebraska, Omaha
    • 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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    Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar. She went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: India
    • Profession: Politician, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, + more
    • Credits: Veer-Zaara, Sholay, Hey Ram, Vijay, Kudrat, + 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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    Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, + more
    • Credits: Wet Dreams, Iconoclast, Superstar K, Gangnam Style
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    Kamal Haasan is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: India, Paramakudi
    • Profession: Songwriter, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Vishwaroopam, Hey Ram, Indian, Moondram Pirai, Nayakan, + more
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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: India, Bapatla
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Choreographer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Jalsa, Puli, Gabbar Singh, Shankar Dada M.B.B.S., Annavaram, + more
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    Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known for her dancing, first introducing herself to American audiences as one of the original Fly Girls on the ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Game Show Host, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Showgirls, In Living Color, Boys and Girls, + more
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    MC Hammer
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    Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from the late 1980s until the late 1990s. Remembered for his rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for hit records, ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Private Parts, Last Action Hero, The Surreal Life, Hammerman, The Right Connections, + 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: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Screenwriter, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Simpsons, Bolt, Bewitched, Another World, Capitol, + more
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    Mýa
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    Mýa Marie Harrison, better known as Mýa, is an American hip hop and R&B singer, record producer and actress. Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was released in April 1998. It sold over one million copies in the United States, producing the gold-certified top ten single "It's All ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Choreographer, + more
    • Credits: Chicago, Cursed, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Dancing with the Stars, In Too Deep, + more
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    Debbie Allen
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    Debbie Allen is an author.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Choreographer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Grey's Anatomy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scandal, Quantum Leap, Amistad, + more
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    Tracy Phillips
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    Tracy Phillips is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer living in Southern California. Born to Laurie Phillips and Wade Phillips, former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos. Tracy has one younger brother, Wes Phillips, currently the tight ends coach for the ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Profession: Choreographer, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Clerks II, Charlie Wilson's War, Dreamgirls, Water for Elephants, Dirty, + more
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