Famous Dancers from Italy

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Joyce Nizzari and Laura Morante.

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

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  • Carmela Carolina Fernanda "Carmen" Russo (born 3 October 1959) is an Italian dancer, actress, television personality and singer. Russo started her career as a model in the mid-1970s participating in several beauty contests in Italy. She first came to the public's attention for her roles in the commedia erotica all'italiana, (sex comedy) genre, such as Mia moglie torna a scuola, Giovani, belle... probabilmente ricche and Paulo Roberto Cotechiño centravanti di sfondamento. She subsequently established herself as a television star in the 1980s with the variety shows Drive In, Risatissima and Grand Hotel. In 2003 and 2006 she also participated in the Italian and Spanish version of the reality show Celebrity Survivor. She won in the Spanish version Supervivientes. In 2017 she also competed in Grande Fratello VIP 2, the italian version of Celebrity Big Brother. During her career she released also three unsuccessful studio albums, Stars on Donna, Le canzoni di "Drive in..." and Una notte italiana and she was also chosen many times as a model for Playmen magazine during the 1980s.
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
  • Flavia Cacace
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    Flavia Cacace-Mistry (born 13 March 1980) is a British professional dancer. Her professional dance partner is Vincent Simone (they are branded when performing together as 'Vincent and Flavia'), and for ten years both partners appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Naples, Italy
  • Jennifer Esposito
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    Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films Crash, Summer of Sam, Don't Say a Word, Taxi, and Welcome to Collinwood. She has also appeared in several television series, most notably The Looney Tunes Show, Spin City, Related, Samantha Who?, Blue Bloods, and Mistresses. From 2016 to 2017, she played Special Agent Alexandra Quinn on the CBS series NCIS.
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • José Greco
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    José Greco (December 23, 1918 – December 31, 2000) was an Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer known for popularizing Spanish dance on the stage and screen in America mostly in the 1950s and 1960s.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)
    • Birthplace: Montorio nei Frentani, Italy
  • Joyce Nizzari
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    Joyce Nizzari (born May 20, 1940 in The Bronx, New York) is an American model, dancer, and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its December 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Bunny Yeager. She is of Italian descent.
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
  • Laura Morante (born 21 August 1956) is an Italian film actress.
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Santa Fiora, Italy