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

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

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Choreographers from the United States
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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, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Choreographers from the United States
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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 highly sought-after choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul later scored a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her six number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 tie her with Diana Ross for sixth among the female solo performers who have topped the chart. She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States of America

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Choreographers from the United States
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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 in Paris Anchors Aweigh Singin' in the Rain, he was a dominant force in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. Kelly was the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1912-1996)

Birthplace: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Choreographers from the United States
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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 Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre. Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many noted ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1899-1987)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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