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Famous Dancers from England

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

This list features people like Victoria Beckham and Audrey Hepburn.

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

Use this list of renowned English dancers to discover some new dancers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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    Abigail (full name Abigail Zsiga) is an English electronic music artist. She began her career with the song, "I Feel You", released in 1992. Since "Could It Be Magic" hit the #1 slot on the British...  more
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    BirthplaceWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK

    BirthplaceWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK

    Alternative NameAlesha

    Alternative NameAlesha

    Alesha Anjanette Dixon (born 7 October 1978) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, model, and television personality. Dixon rose to fame in 2001 as a member of the all-female R&B/garage...  more

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    Audrey Hepburn

    Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)

    BirthplaceIxelles, Belgium

    BirthplaceIxelles, Belgium

    Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden...  more

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    BirthplaceSurrey, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceSurrey, United Kingdom

    Bonita Melody Lysette Langford (born 22 July 1964), known simply as Bonnie Langford, is an English actress, dancer and entertainer. She came to prominence as a child star in the early 1970s before...  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter and entertainer whose career spanned more than 70 years. Forsyth came to national attention from the...  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, Oldham

    BirthplaceEngland, Oldham

    Caroline Ann O'Connor (born 2 September 1962) is a Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier Award-nominated Anglo-Australian singer, dancer and actress (theatre, film, TV). For her theatre work she has won...  more
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    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer and television personality. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in Girls Aloud, a...  more

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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Danny John-Jules (born 16 September 1960) is a British actor, singer and dancer. He played Cat in the sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf and policeman Dwayne Myers in the crime drama Death in Paradise....  more
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    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Darren Lee Bennett (born 14 February 1977) is an English professional dancer. With his wife Lilia Kopylova he has a successful career in professional Latin dancing, competing nationally and...  more
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    BirthplaceEbchester, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEbchester, United Kingdom

    Jacqueline Denise Welch (born 22 May 1958) is an English actress and television presenter. She is known for her roles as Natalie Barnes in Coronation Street (1997–2000) and Steph Haydock in Waterloo...  more
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    Diana Darvey

    Dec. at 55 (1945-2000)

    BirthplaceCheadle, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceCheadle, United Kingdom

    Diana Magdalene Roloff (21 April 1945 – 11 April 2000), known professionally as Diana Darvey, was a British actress, singer and dancer, best known for her appearances on The Benny Hill Show....  more
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    Eugene Stratton

    Dec. at 57 (1861-1918)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Eugene Augustus Rühlmann (May 8, 1861 – September 15, 1918) was an American-born dancer and singer. Born in Buffalo, New York, he adopted the stage name Eugene Stratton and spent most of his career...  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, Kensington, London

    BirthplaceEngland, Kensington, London

    Finola Hughes (born 29 October 1959) is an English actress, television host, entrepreneur, author, and dancer, best known for role as Anna Devane on the ABC soap operas General Hospital and All My...  more
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    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, (née Pyrke; 20 February 1926 – 1 July 2018) was an English ballerina, dancer, choreographer, actress, and theatre-television director, noted for her theatre choreography...  more
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    Heather Thatcher

    Dec. at 91 (1896-1987)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Heather Thatcher (3 September 1896 – 15 February 1987) was an English actress in theatre and films. She was from London....  more
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    BirthplaceDroylsden, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceDroylsden, United Kingdom

    Howard Paul Donald (born 28 April 1968) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer, pianist, dancer and record producer. He is a member of English pop-group Take That and a judge on the German reality...  more
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    Ian Waite

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Ian Waite (born 29 January 1971) is a professional dancer specialising in Latin American dance, a teacher and choreographer....  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Jane Elizabeth Leeves (born 18 April 1961) is an English actress, model, producer, comedian, singer, and dancer. She played Daphne Moon on the television sitcom Frasier from 1993 until 2004, for...  more

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    Jason Orange

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceCrumpsall, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceCrumpsall, United Kingdom

    Jason Thomas Orange (born 10 July 1970) is a retired English singer-songwriter, dancer, musician and actor. He was a member of Take That during their original run from 1990 to 1996 and again...  more
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    Jay Aston

    Age: 59

    BirthplacePurley, London, London, United Kingdom

    BirthplacePurley, London, London, United Kingdom

    Jay Hilda Aston (born 4 May 1961 in Purley, Surrey) is an English singer and occasional songwriter. She was a member of the British pop group Bucks Fizz, from 1981 to 1985. She was the youngest...  more
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    Jean Simmons

    Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British-American actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films,...  more

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    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Jennifer Lesley Ellison (born 30 May 1983) is an English actress, former glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the...  more
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    BirthplaceWallasey, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceWallasey, United Kingdom

    Jennifer "Jenny" Frost (born 22 February 1978) is an English former singer, television presenter and model. She was a member of girl group Precious before replacing Kerry Katona in the chart-topping...  more
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    BirthplaceRadcliffe, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceRadcliffe, United Kingdom

    John Partridge (born 24 July 1971) is an English actor, dancer, singer, panelist and television presenter, who is probably best known for the role of Christian Clarke in the long-running BBC...  more
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    BirthplaceWeymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

    BirthplaceWeymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Karen Hardy is a British professional ballroom dancer, coach, teacher and adjudicator. In 1998 she won the professional International Latin American Dance Championship with Bryan Watson. She also won...  more