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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. 

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  • Diana Viktorovna Vishneva (also trans. Vishnyova; Russian: Диа́на Ви́кторовна Вишнёва; born 13 July 1976) is a Russian ballet dancer who performs as a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet (formerly the Kirov Ballet).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Adabel Guerrero
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Adabel Anahí Guerrero Melachenko (Spanish pronunciation: [aðaˈβel ɣeˈreɾo]; born July 18, 1978), 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 television, magazine and theater appearances. Guerrero has worked as a television co-hostess and panelist, and is 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. She has also appeared on many... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina
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    Evelyn Hart

    Evelyn Hart is a Canadian ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
  • Tamara Rojo
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Tamara Rojo CBE (born 17 May 1974) 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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada