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Famous Choreographers from Australia

List of notable or famous choreographers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top choreographers born in Australia and even some popular choreographers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian choreographers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These choreographers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known choreographer from Australia is included when available.

Robert Helpmann and Paul Mercurio are included on this list along with many more.

This historic choreographers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian choreographers of note?" and "Who are the most famous choreographers from Australia?" These prominent choreographers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian choreographers.

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    Jennifer Nairn-Smith is a dancer, choreographer and actress.  ...more
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      Kelley Abbey (born 28 July 1966) is an Australian actress, choreographer, singer and dancer. She has been a leading performer and choreographer in TV, film and musical theatre for more than 20 years. She remains best known for her role on soap opera E Street as Jo-Jo Adams.  ...more
      • Age: 55
      • Birthplace: Inala, Australia
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      Paul Joseph Mercurio (born 31 March 1963) is an Australian actor, dancer, and TV presenter. Mercurio is best known for his lead role in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (1992). His father was the character actor Gus Mercurio.  ...more
      • Age: 58
      • Birthplace: Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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      Sir Robert Murray Helpmann, CBE (né Helpman, 9 April 1909 – 28 September 1986) was an Australian ballet dancer, actor, director and choreographer. After early work in Australia he moved to Britain in 1932, where he joined the Vic-Wells Ballet under its creator, Ninette de Valois. He became one of the company's leading men, partnering Alicia Markova and later Margot Fonteyn. When Frederick Ashton, the company's chief choreographer, was called up for military service in the Second World War Helpmann took over from him while continuing as a principal dancer. From the outset of his career Helpmann was an actor as well as a dancer, and in the 1940s he turned increasingly to acting in plays, at  ...more
      • Age: Dec. at 77 (1909-1986)
      • Birthplace: Mount Gambier, Australia