Famous Male Choreographers

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List of famous male choreographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male choreographers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being choreographers. There are thousand of males working as choreographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic choreographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a choreographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people, like Mats Ek and Peter Quanz, in it.

While this isn't a list of all male choreographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male choreographers?" and "Who are the best male choreographers?"
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Choreographers
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Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Choreographers
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Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer. He was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. Best known today for his performances in films such as An American in Paris Anchors Aweigh Singin' in the Rain, he was a dominant force in musical films until they fell out of fashion in the late 1950s. His many innovations transformed the Hollywood musical and he is credited with almost single-handedly making the ballet form commercially acceptable to film audiences. Kelly was the recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 1952 for his career achievements. He ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)

Birthplace: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Choreographers
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Fred Astaire was an American dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films and several award-winning television specials and issued numerous recordings. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is best known as the dancing partner and on-screen romantic interest of Ginger Rogers, with whom he co-starred in a series of ten Hollywood musicals which transformed the genre. Gene Kelly, another major innovator in filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many noted ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1899-1987)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Choreographers
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Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian American Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In 14 appearances on the show, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up and two third-place finishes. On May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first title. Following his win with Davis, Chmerkovskiy announced he was retiring from DWTS after 14 seasons on the show. He intends to expand his chain of dance studios and is studying acting. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

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