Famous Dancers



Famous Dancers who have impacted the world of Dance

There are many famous dancers who have impacted the world of dance and as an ex dancer I certainly have my favourites, for example Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain,  Martha Graham for Contemporary Dance which I studied for a while as a student and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers.

Now thanks to Britains got talent we are continuing to discover more wonderful Dancers, below are some of the oldies.

Mikhail Baryshnikov: A Russian-born dancer and actor who became one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century. He danced with the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Ballet, and later founded his own dance company. Baryshnikov is also known for his roles in films such as "White Nights" and "Sex and the City."

Martha Graham: An American modern dancer and choreographer who is known as the "Mother of Modern Dance." Graham created a new language of movement that focused on the emotional and spiritual aspects of dance, and her work had a profound impact on the development of modern dance in the 20th century.

Fred Astaire: An American dancer, actor, and singer who is considered one of the greatest dancers in the history of film. Astaire's elegant and effortless style made him a star in musicals such as "Top Hat" and "Swing Time," and he influenced generations of dancers with his innovative choreography and musicality.

Gene Kelly: An American dancer, actor, and choreographer who is best known for his work in film musicals such as "Singin' in the Rain" and "An American in Paris." Kelly's athletic and energetic style of dance, which incorporated elements of tap, ballet, and jazz, helped to revolutionize the genre of movie musicals.

Rudolf Nureyev: A Russian-born ballet dancer who is considered one of the greatest male dancers of the 20th century. Nureyev danced with the Kirov Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet before defecting to the West in 1961, and he went on to become the principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London. He is also known for his work as a choreographer and director.

Misty Copeland: An American ballet dancer who became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland's powerful and expressive style of dance has made her a role model for young dancers around the world, and she has been a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion in the world of ballet.

Isadora Duncan: An American dancer who is considered one of the pioneers of modern dance. Duncan's style of dance, which was based on natural movement and free expression, challenged the rigid conventions of ballet and helped to pave the way for the development of modern dance in the 20th century.




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