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List of famous ballet dancers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top ballet dancers in the world? This includes the most prominent ballet dancers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable ballet dancers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic ballet dancers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned ballet dancers.

List features people like Agnes de Mille and Vaslav Nijinsky.

From reputable, prominent, and well known ballet dancers to the lesser known ballet dancers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the ballet dancer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous ballet dancers ever?" and "What are the names of famous ballet dancers?" then you're in the right place. (730 items)
Diane Kruger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure film National Treasure and its sequel, ...more
Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Laura Prepon is an American actress, known for her role as Donna Pinciotti in all eight seasons of the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. She is also known for the role of Hannah Daniels on the ABC ...more
Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Emily Irene VanCamp is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood, ABC series Brothers & Sisters, the ABC drama series Revenge and as Agent 13 / Sharon Carter in ...more
Lea Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Lea Kathleen Thompson is an American actress, television director and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title ...more
Yvonne Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Yvonne Joyce Craig is an American ballet dancer and actress best known for her role as Batgirl from the 1960s TV series Batman, and as the Orion Marta in the Star Trek: The Original Series ...more
Cyd Charisse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Cyd Charisse was an American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a ...more
Juliet Landau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Juliet Landau is an actress.
Tanit Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Tanit Phoenix is a South African fashion model and actress. She is best known for her swimwear and lingerie photo shoots after appearing in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2003 and in GQ ...more
Jeremy Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Jeremy Sheffield is an English actor and former professional ballet dancer. He is most noted for his role in Holby City on television, as well as in the films Creep and The Wedding Date. He ...more
Ron Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Ronald Prescott "Ron" Reagan is a former talk radio host and political analyst for KIRO radio and later, Air America Radio, where he hosted his own daily three-hour show. He is a ...more
Arthur Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other ...more
Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, ...more
Agnes de Mille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Agnes Demille was the daughter of William C. DeMille.
Vaslav Nijinsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the ...more
Margery Beddow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Margery Beddow was an American actress, dancer, director and choreographer.
Erik Bruhn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Erik Belton Evers Bruhn was a Danish danseur, choreographer, artistic director, actor, and author.
Pola Negri is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Pola Negri was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles. She was ...more
Rex Harrington is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Rex Howard Harrington, OC FRSC is a Greek-Canadian ballet dancer. In 2000, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2005, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. In 2006, he was ...more
Roshon Fegan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Roshon Bernard Fegan, also known by his music name RO SHON, is an American singer, actor, and dancer. He is best known for his role as Ty Blue on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up ...more
Mikhail Baryshnikov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov, nicknamed "Misha", is a Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born in the Soviet Union, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf ...more
Du Juan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Du Juan
Du Juan is a fashion model, film actress, and former ballet dancer. She has been touted as the world's first international Chinese supermodel. She remains the first and only Asian model to be on ...more
Diana Vishneva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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 ...more
Claudia Salinas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Claudia Salinas is a Mexican model, actress and former ballerina.
Adabel Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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 ...more
Pat Corley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Pat Corley was an American actor. He was known for his role as bar owner Phil on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown from 1988–1996. He also had a recurring role as Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf on the ...more