Dance List of Famous Ballet Dancers

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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 Diane Kruger is a German actress and former fashion model. She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy, Dr. Abigail Chase in the adventure/heist film National Treasure and its ...more

Laura Prepon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Laura Prepon 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 VanCamp 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 Thompson 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 Craig 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 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 Juliet Landau is an actress.

Tanit Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
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Jeremy Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Jeremy Sheffield Jeremy Sheffield is an English actor and former professional ballet dancer. He is most noted for his roles in Holby City and Murder in Suburbia on television, as well as in the films Creep and ...more

Ron Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Ron Reagan 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 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 Nureyev 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 de Mille 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 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 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 Bruhn 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 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 Harrington 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 Fegan 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 Baryshnikov 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 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 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 Guerrero 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 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

Evelyn Hart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Evelyn Hart Evelyn Hart is a Canadian ballerina and former principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Gillian Lynne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Gillian Lynne Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, DBE is a British ballerina, dancer, choreographer, actress, and theatre/television director, noted for her popular theatre choreography associated with the musical ...more

Marguerite Porter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Marguerite Porter Marguerite Porter MBE is an English former principal ballet dancer, turned actress and choreographer. Born in Doncaster, Porter trained in Yorkshire and at the Royal Ballet School in London, ...more

Anna Pavlova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Anna Pavlova Anna Pavlovna Pavlova was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei ...more

Katherine Kath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath was an actress.

Benjamin Millepied is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Benjamin Millepied Benjamin Millepied is a French dancer and choreographer, perhaps most widely known for his work in the movie Black Swan in which he starred and choreographed. He became the Director of Dance at ...more

Veronica Tennant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Veronica Tennant Veronica Tennant, CC FRSC is a Canadian dance and performance film producer and director, and former ballet dancer. She was born in London, England, and moved to Canada with her parents and ...more

Jin Xing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Jin Xing Jin Xing is a Chinese ballerina, modern dancer, choreographer, actress, and owner of the contemporary dance company "Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theatre". Although usually credited as Jing ...more

Sherine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Sherine Sherine is an actress and former ballet dancer.

Richard Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Richard Thomas Richard S. Thomas is a dancer and ballet school owner.

Amanda Schull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Amanda Schull Amanda Schull is an American actress and former professional ballet dancer. She is best known for her recurring roles on One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, and Suits. She currently stars in the ...more

Roberto Bolle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Roberto Bolle Roberto Bolle is an Italian danseur. He is currently a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and also holds guest artist status with The Royal Ballet and La Scala Theatre Ballet, making ...more

Laurie Bartram is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Laurie Bartram Laurie Lee Bartram was an American actress and ballet dancer best known for her role as "Brenda" in the 1980 landmark slasher film Friday the 13th.

Andrea Parker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Andrea Parker Andrea Nicole Parker is an America television actress and former ballet dancer.

Marnix Van Den Broeke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Marnix Van Den Broeke Marnix van den Broeke is a Dutch actor and stuntman. After an education in dance at the Fontys dance academy in Tilburg, he joined in 1999 the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, where he has ...more

Manuel Legris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Manuel Legris Manuel Legris is a French ballet dancer, born in Paris on October 10, 1964. He was a star dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet for 23 years. Since September 1, 2010, he has directed the Vienna State ...more

Alicia Markova is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Alicia Markova Dame Alicia Markova DBE was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her career with Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and touring ...more

Jack Birkett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Jack Birkett Jack Birkett was a British dancer, mime artist, actor and singer, best known for his work on stage as a member of Lindsay Kemp's theatre company, and in the films of Derek Jarman. He was often ...more

David Gill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
David Gill David Gill was a film historian, ballet dancer, screenwriter, film and TV director and film and TV producer.

Michael Smuin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Michael Smuin Michael Smuin was a ballet dancer, choreographer and theatre director. He was co-founder and director of his own dance company, the Smuin Ballet in San Francisco.

Olesya Rulin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Olesya Rulin Olesya Yurivna Rulin is a Russian actress. She is best known for co-starring in the first three films of the High School Musical franchise as Kelsi Nielsen. She also starred in the films Private ...more

Graham Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Graham Fletcher Graham Fletcher is an actor and a dancer.

Olga Ferri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Olga Ferri Olga Ferri was an Argentine choreographer and ballet dancer.

Bac Ishii is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Bac Ishii Baku Ishii was a ballet dancer.

Ann Reinking is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Ballet Dancers
Ann Reinking Ann Reinking is a Tony Award- and Olivier Award-winning American actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has worked extensively in musical theatre, both as a dancer and choreographer, as well as ...more