Dance List of Famous Jewish Dancers  

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List Rules Only dancers with Jewish heritage

A list of famous Jewish dancers. Who are the top dancers in the world? This includes the most prominent Jewish dancers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable dancers is in alphabetical order, and you can sort the info by column. From reputable, prominent, and well known dancers to the lesser known dancers of today, these are the top ten best professionals in this field.

One of the most famous Jewish dancers of all time is Anna Sokolow. Born in 1910, Sokolow was an American dancer and choreographer. She was also a co-founder of the Actors Studio. She she affiliated herself with the politicized "radical dance" movement. In addition to her work as a choreographer, Sokolow was also an influential teacher of both dance and movement for actors. At Juilliard, she taught what she called "method dancing" from 1958 to 1993. Another iconic Jewish dancer is Arthur Murray. Known for the studio that bears his name, Murray instructed some of the most famous people in the world. He's a renowned ballroom dance teacher and one of the important Jewish dancers.

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Jerome Robbins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Jewish Dancers
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Age: Dec. at 80 (1918-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Anna Sokolow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Jewish Dancers
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Age: Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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Bella Lewitzky

Bella Lewitzky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Jewish Dancers
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Age: Dec. at 88 (1916-2004)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Jewish Dancers
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Age: Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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