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Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

Updated October 13, 2018 7.1k views42 items

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

List features Victoria Beckham, Jean Simmons and more.

This historic dancers from the United Kingdom list can help answer the questions "Who are some British dancers of note?" and "Who are the most famous dancers from the United Kingdom?" These prominent dancers 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 dancers.

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  • 1
    Katherine Moreau is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Katherine Moreau

    Katherine Moreau was a dancer and the mother of Jeanne Moreau.
  • 2
    Akram Khan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Akram Khan

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    Akram Hossain Khan, MBE (Bengali: আকরাম হুসেইন খান) is an English dancer and choreographer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Andi McCormack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Andi McCormack

    Andi McCormack is a signer and dancer.
  • 4
    Arlene Phillips is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplacePrestwich, United Kingdom

    Arlene Phillips, CBE (born 22 May 1943) is an English choreographer, theatre director, talent... more on Wikipedia
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    Blake Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Blake Harrison (born 22 July 1985) is an English actor. He is best-known for playing Neil... more on Wikipedia
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    Bruce Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Bruno Tonioli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceFerrara, Italy

    Bruno Tonioli (born 25 November 1955) is an Italian choreographer, dancer, and TV personality.... more on Wikipedia

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    Caroline O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Caroline Ann O'Connor (born 2 September 1962) is a Helpmann Award-winning, Olivier... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Danny John-Jules is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Paddington

    Danny John-Jules (born 16 September 1960) is a British actor, singer and dancer. He played Cat... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    David Winters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    David Winters (April 5, 1939 – April 23, 2019) was an English-American actor, dancer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Eleanor James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceShrewsbury, England

    Eleanor James (born 18 April 1986 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire) is an English actress.
  • 12
    Emrhys Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceTotnes, England

    Emrhys Cooper (Born 14 February 1985) is a British actor, singer and dancer, currently, the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Finola Hughes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Finola Hughes (born 29 October 1959) is an English actress, television host, entrepreneur,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gillian Lynne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, (née Pyrke; 20 February 1926 – 1 July 2018) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Howard Donald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceDroylsden, United Kingdom

    Howard Paul Donald (born 28 April 1968) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer, pianist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jacqueline Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Jacqueline Voltaire

    Dec. at 60 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceStratford-upon-Avon, England

    Jacqueline Voltaire (November 6, 1948 – April 8, 2008) was a British-born Mexican actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jean Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Jean Simmons

    Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

    BirthplaceLower Holloway, London, United Kingdom

    Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was a British-American actress... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Kay Walsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Kay Walsh

    Dec. at 94 (1911-2005)

    BirthplaceChelsea, London, United Kingdom

    Kathleen "Kay" Walsh (15 November 1911 – 16 April 2005) was an English actress and dancer. Her... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Kenneth MacMillan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Kenneth MacMillan

    Dec. at 63 (1929-1992)

    BirthplaceDunfermline, Scotland

    Sir Kenneth MacMillan (11 December 1929 – 29 October 1992) was a British ballet dancer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Laura More is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Laura More

    Age: 35
    Laura More is a British singer who is best known for her appearance in the "Call on Me" music... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Lauren Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceKent, United Kingdom

    Lauren Bennett (born 23 June 1989) is an English singer, dancer, and model. She is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Leeroy Thornhill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceBarking, London, United Kingdom

    Leeroy Thornhill (born 8 October 1968) is a British electronic music artist and formerly a... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Livvi Franc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    BirthplaceHarrogate, United Kingdom

    Olivia Charlotte Waithe (born 31 May 1988), better known by her stage name Livvi Franc, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom
    Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty (born in Romford, London, 16 September 1981) is a British television... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Mark Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dancers from the United Kingdom

    Mark Berry

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceSalford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

    Mark Berry (born 18 April 1964), known professionally by his stage name Bez, is an English... more on Wikipedia
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