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List of famous choreographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top choreographers in the world? This includes the most prominent choreographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable choreographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic choreographers 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 choreographers.

List of popular dance choreographers includes Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and more. Featuring celebrity choreographers and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known choreographers to the lesser known choreographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the choreographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous choreographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous choreographers?" then you're in the right place. 

Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more

Shakira is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, ...more

Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Michael Jackson 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 ...more

Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Tina Turner Anna Mae Bullock, known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and ...more

Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Paula Abdul Paula Julie Abdul is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. She began her ...more

Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Liza Minnelli Liza May Minnelli is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Born to film ...more

Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii ...more

Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Gene Kelly 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 ...more

Fred Astaire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Fred Astaire 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 ...more

Hema Malini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Hema Malini Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka ...more

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Maksim Chmerkovskiy 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 ...more

Psy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Psy Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his ...more

Kamal Haasan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Kamal Haasan Kamal Haasan is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.

Pawan Kalyan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Pawan Kalyan Pawan Kalyan is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter, stunt coordinator, writer, and politician. His film works are predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is the younger brother of actor ...more

Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Carrie Ann Inaba Carrie Ann Inaba is an American dancer, choreographer, television dance competition judge, actress, game show host, and singer. She started her career as a singer in Japan, but became best known ...more

MC Hammer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
MC Hammer Stanley Kirk Burrell, known professionally as M.C. Hammer, is an American rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He had his greatest commercial success and popularity from ...more

James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
James Lipton James Lipton is an American writer, composer, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He is the executive producer, writer and host of the ...more

Mýa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Mýa Mýa Marie Harrison, better known as Mýa, is an American hip hop and R&B singer, record producer and actress. Harrison's eponymous debut album with Interscope Records was ...more

Debbie Allen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Debbie Allen Debbie Allen is an author.

Tracy Phillips is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Tracy Phillips Tracy Phillips is an American actress, dancer, and choreographer living in Southern California. Born to Laurie Phillips and Wade Phillips, former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills ...more

Briana Evigan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Briana Evigan Briana Barbara-Jane Evigan is an American actress and dancer. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Andie West in the Step Up series and Cassidy Tappan in Sorority Row. She started dancing ...more

Chelsie Hightower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Chelsie Hightower Chelsie Kay Hightower is a ballroom dancer, who is best known for being a regular dance partner, trainer and choreographer on the ABC competition show Dancing with the Stars.

Gates McFadden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Gates McFadden Cheryl Gates McFadden usually credited as Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She played Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in ...more

Tommy Tune is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Tommy Tune Thomas James "Tommy" Tune is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and the ...more

Rain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Rain Jung Ji-Hoon, better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums, 28 singles and numerous concert ...more

Farah Khan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Farah Khan Farah Khan is an Indian film director, film producer, actress and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines ...more

Alyson Stoner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Alyson Stoner Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, dancer, choreographer and singer. Stoner is known as Max in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and also for the roles Sarah Baker in Cheaper by the ...more

Adam Shankman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Adam Shankman Adam Michael Shankman is an American film director, producer, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He has been a judge on the television program So You Think You Can Dance since Season 3. He began ...more

Wade Robson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Wade Robson Wade Jeremy William Robson is an Australian dancer and choreographer. He began performing as a dancer at the age of five. He has directed music videos and world tours for numerous music artists ...more

Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Rosie Perez Rosa Maria "Rosie" Perez is an American actress, community activist, talk show host, author, dancer, and choreographer. Her film breakthrough was in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. She ...more

Peta Murgatroyd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Peta Murgatroyd Peta Jane Murgatroyd is an New Zealand/Australian professional dancer, best known for her appearances on the American edition of Dancing with the Stars.

Columbus Short is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Columbus Short Columbus Keith Short, Jr. is an American choreographer, actor, and singer. He choreographed Britney Spears's Onyx Hotel Tour and worked with Brian Friedman. He is best known for his roles in the ...more

Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Maya Deren Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a ...more

Nicole Arbour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Nicole Arbour Nicole Arbour is an actress.

Tatchakorn Yeerum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Tatchakorn Yeerum Japanom Yeerum, formerly Tatchakorn Yeerum or Phanom Yeerum, better known internationally as Tony Jaa, in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, physical educator, actor, action ...more

Jerome Robbins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins, was an American theater producer, director, and dance choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and ...more

Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Harry Shum, Jr. Harry Shum, Jr. is an American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. He has appeared in dance films such as Stomp ...more

Ashley Roberts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Ashley Roberts Ashley Allyn Roberts is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress, model, presenter, and television personality, best known as a former member of the modern burlesque group ...more

Gregory Hines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Gregory Hines Gregory Oliver Hines was an American actor, singer, dancer and choreographer.

Stanley Donen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Stanley Donen Stanley Donen is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly. ...more

Brian Pockar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Brian Pockar Brian James Pockar was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion, and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics. He was born and died in ...more

Jade Esteban Estrada is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Jade Esteban Estrada Jade Esteban Estrada is a successful Latin pop singer, comedian, burlesque performer, choreographer, actor, journalist, political commentator, and human rights activist. Out Magazine called him ...more

Sabrina Bryan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Sabrina Bryan Reba Sabrina Hinojos, better known by her stage name Sabrina Bryan, is an American singer, actress, author, songwriter, fashion designer, choreographer, dancer, and television personality best ...more

Alvin Ailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and ...more

Arthur Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
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

Michael K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Michael K. Williams Michael Kenneth Williams is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert "Chalky" White on the HBO series Boardwalk

Martha Graham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Martha Graham Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or ...more

Alwin Nikolais is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Alwin Nikolais Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer.

Sakis Rouvas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Sakis Rouvas Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas, known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on ...more

Mark Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Choreographers
Mark Morris Mark William Morris is an American dancer, choreographer and director whose work is acclaimed for its craftsmanship, ingenuity, humor, and at times eclectic musical accompaniments. Morris is ...more