Famous Choreographers from the United Kingdom

List of notable or famous choreographers from the United Kingdom, with bios and photos, including the top choreographers born in the United Kingdom and even some popular choreographers who immigrated to the United Kingdom. If you're trying to find out the names of famous British 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 the United Kingdom is included when available.

List people range from Matthew Bourne to Bruno Tonioli.

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

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  • Akram Hossain Khan, MBE (Bengali: আকরাম হুসেইন খান) is an English dancer and choreographer of Bangladeshi descent. His background is rooted in his classical kathak training and contemporary dance.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
  • Alicia Markova
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    Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1 December 1910–2 December 2004) was a British ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring internationally, she was widely considered to be one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of the twentieth century. She was the first British dancer to become the principal dancer of a ballet company and, with Dame Margot Fonteyn, is one of only two English dancers to be recognised as a prima ballerina assoluta. Markova was a founder dancer of the Rambert Dance Company, The Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, and was co-founder and director of the English ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1910-2004)
    • Birthplace: London, England
  • Anthony Van Laast is a choreographer, mainly for the stage, concerts, television and film. His works have appeared in the West End and on Broadway.
    • Birthplace: Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Anton Dolin
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    Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983) was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1904-1983)
    • Birthplace: England, Slinfold
  • Arlene Phillips
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    Arlene Phillips, CBE (born 22 May 1943) is an English choreographer, theatre director, talent scout, television judge and presenter, and former dancer, who has worked in many fields of entertainment. For many years, she was most noted as the choreographer of numerous West End and Broadway musicals, films, and television shows, but she later achieved mainstream fame as a judge on television talent shows including Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance.
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Prestwich, United Kingdom
  • Bruno Tonioli
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    Bruno Tonioli (born 25 November 1955) is an Italian choreographer, dancer, and TV personality. He appears as a judge on the British television dance competition Strictly Come Dancing and its American adaptation Dancing with the Stars on ABC TV in the US. Tonioli co-created and appeared on the BBC talent show DanceX, and its American adaptation, Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann. He earns £200,000 to £249,000 as a BBC contributor.
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy