Famous Male Dancers

This list of famous male dancers is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest male dancers list contains the most prominent and famous dancers who regularly dazzle audiences with their talents. You might also be interested in celebrities who stared as backup dancers and these funny GIFs of people dancing horribly. There are thousands of males working as dancers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable male dancer names. Famous men dancers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a guy aspiring to be a famous dancer then the people below should give you inspiration.

No list of famous dancers of the present and history would be complete without the likes of Michael Flatley, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and the other top male dancers listed here. Also featuring popular artists who dance, like Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, and Chris Brown, this list has them all. 

While this isn't a list of all male dancers, it does feature over 400 professional male dancers - both contemporary famous historical dancers. Who are the most famous male dancers? Who are the best male dancers?


  • Justin Timberlake
    Photo: RCA
    Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981), often known by his initials, JT, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two ...more
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
    • Credits: Love Actually, Get Smart, Inside Llewyn Davis, Bad Boys II
  • Michael Jackson
    Photo: Casta03 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, 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, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1958-2009)
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer
    • Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory
  • Chris Brown
    Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock
    Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling an overall three million copies worldwide.With his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top ...more
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
    • Credits: Ted,The Bling Ring, Step Up, Rio 2
  • John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and singer. Travolta rose to fame during the 1970s, appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994), and he has since starred in films such as Get Shorty (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), Face/Off (1997), Swordfish (2001), Be Cool (2005), Wild Hogs (2007), Hairspray (2007), Bolt (2008) and The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor ...more
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, Bolt
  • Usher
    Photo: Tony Felgueiras / Flickr
    Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee until moving to Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 12, his mother put him in local singing competitions, before catching the attention of a music A&R from LaFace Records. He released his self-titled debut album, Usher (1994) but rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way (1997). It spawned his first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Nice & Slow", among top-two singles "You Make Me Wanna..." and "My Way". 8701 (2001) produced the number-one singles "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad", as well as top-three ...more
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor
    • Credits: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover, The Internship
  • John Scot Barrowman (born 11 March 1967) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter, author, and comic book writer. Born in Glasgow, Barrowman moved to the U.S. with his family in 1975. Encouraged by his high school teachers, he studied performing arts at the United States International University in San Diego before landing the role of Billy Crocker in Cole Porter's Anything Goes in London's West End. Since his debut, he has played lead roles in various musicals both in the West End and on Broadway, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, and Matador. After appearing in Sam Mendes' production of The Fix, he was nominated for the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award ...more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer, Presenter, Dancer
    • Credits: Torchwood, Arrow, Zero Dark Thirty, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon