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Famous Female Ballerinas

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List of famous female ballerinas, featuring bios and photos when available. This female ballerinas list contains the most prominent and top females known for being ballerinas. You might also be interested in famous male ballet dancers and celebrities who danced ballet. The female ballerinas of note are listed by their level of prominence, and you can be sorted by various bits of information like date of birth or birthplace. There are thousand of females working as ballerinas in the world, but this list highlights only the notable ones.

Everyone from Galina Ulanova to Misty Copeland is included on this list of popular female ballet dancers. Featuring Russian, Spanish, Italian, and more, this list has many familiar names in the ballet world. 

While this isn't a list of all female ballerinas, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female ballerinas in the world?" and "Who are the best female ballerinas?"

The most notable female ballerinas in history and today are shown below. Enjoy this list of well-known, leading female ballerinas. If you want to share these historic female ballerinas you can use one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

Diana Vishneva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Ballerinas
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Diana Vishneva is a Russian ballet dancer who performs as a principal dancer with both the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. Vishneva was born in St. Petersburg and was trained at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. While at the Vaganova school, she scored the highest scores known to the school's history. During her last year at the Academy she also trained at the Mariinsky Theatre. Diana joined the Mariinsky Ballet Company upon her graduation in 1995. Two prizes at the start of her career at the Mariinsky– the Benois de la Danse and the Golden Sofit helped Diana rise up the ranks swiftly. She was promoted to principal in 1996. Vishneva first appeared with the American ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 42

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Adabel Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Ballerinas
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Adabel Anahí Guerrero Melachenko, better known simply as Adabel Guerrero, is an Argentine professional theater and burlesque dancer, actress, and supervedette, who has also dabbled as a model and as a singer in several of her television, magazine and theater appearances. Guerrero has worked as a television co-hostess and panelist, currently a panelist on "El Chimentero 3.0". Guerrero has participated in multiple seasons of the Argentine version of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando por un Sueño, competing together with professional dancers Martín Whitecamp, Joel Ledesma, Reynaldo Ojeda and many others. As well as many spin-offs of the show. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina

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Evelyn Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Ballerinas
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Evelyn Hart is a Canadian ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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Tamara Rojo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Ballerinas
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Tamara Rojo is a Spanish ballet dancer. She is the artistic director of the English National Ballet, as well as a lead principal dancer. She was previously a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet, and continues to perform with the company as a guest artist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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