Most Famous Dancers In The World In 2019


Dance has been an activity that was done in the past as far as 30000 years ago. The evidence which supports this long history of dancing, are the rare paintings which were found at the Bhimbetka rock shelters in India and Egyptian tomb. These dances, during that time were most probably were done for celebrating festivals, weddings, seasonal occasions or certain religious rituals.

As for today, the dance has been completely changed. It has transformed into an ethical and cultural form.  Since prehistoric times there had been many dancers who were known for their unique dancing styles and steps. Although there would have been many unique and talented dancers in the world, the list we are presenting today includes the greatest dancers known to mankind.

10-Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva

Prabhu Deva is the famed dancer in India and is regarded as the most famous dancer and choreographers in history of the country’s film industry; Bollywood. Dance is not his only forte, as he has done modeling as well as is a film producer, director and actor. He has worked for films of different following Indian cultures.

  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada

Due to his well known and unique dancing steps, the artist has won 2 of the National Film Awards for the Best Choreography category.

9-Gillian Murphy

Prabhu Deva

Gillian Murphy is the famed Principal Dancer who is better known for his time pent with the following famed groups.

  • Ballet Theater
  • Royal New Zealand Ballet

This American dancer is in every list of world’s most talented dancers who started her ballet dancing training at a tender age of 3 years old. In 1996, when she was a mere 17 years old teenager, she was proficient enough to join the American Ballet Theater. This former ballet dancer has won many prestigious awards with one being the Prix de Lausanne Espoir. She won this particular award due to her mesmerizing performance at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

8-Joaquín Cortés

Joaquín Cortés is a famed Spanish dancer who has been trained in classical ballet and flamenco. Due to his immensely great dancing moves, he is named as the Ballet Master. Joaquín Cortés started his prestigious and successful career in ballet back in 1984 after he joined the National Ballet Company of Spain. Not only has he done numerous ballet shows, he has also served his fair share of time in Spanish films.

7-Martha Graham

Martha Graham a classically trained ballet dancer is known to be the modern dancer and a choreographer who changed the world of ballet for good.

She invented her own dancing technique which was known as the Graham Technique that has not only heaped the American dance but also made her one of the greatest dancers of all times. The women spent seventy years of her life in learning and doing dancing. In these years, she gave the world many new dance styles. She has also received the highest civilian award in US: the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.

6-Chris Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown or more commonly known by his stage name Chris Brown is an American rap singer, actor and a dancer. Chris Brown started his career back in 2002 when he was merely 13 years old. At that time he was a talent waiting to be discovered and was ultimately discovered by the Hitmission Records who helped Brown through his initial days of his career.

The artist is not only famous for his singing talent but also for his amazing dance moves. He says that his dance moves are inspired fro Michael Jackson; The King of Pop.  

5-Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan is a famed actor from India who is renowned all over the world due to his extremely special dance moves. Based on his fame and income, the artist has been listed in the Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. If that is not enough to explain his fame, then listen to this. The Los Angeles times have named him to be the ‘sensational dancer’ who olds extraordinary stills and moves in his dancing routines. The main thing about his dancing is that all the moves of his dancing are almost impossible to match the perfect gesture and body movement.


Shakira, the famed Colombian singer is renowned for her hip and belly dance which seem to be impossible to copy by anyone else in the world. She is not only a great dancer but is a famed singer who started her career with release of albums like Magia and Peligro.

Her early career years were not kind, but she eventually found the success after the release of her sixth and seventh music albums by the names Fijacion Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two back in 2005.


Madonna is the woman of many talents who is mostly renowned to be the Queen of Pop. Madonna is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, actress as well as a businesswoman. Her title Queen of Op has been held by her since 1980s. The singer is renowned for introducing new and unique dancing skills in each of her stage performance and never ceases to amaze her fan audience.

Her soulful voice is also one other reason that she has sold nearly 300 million records across the globe. The most important part of her music videos are the victual imagery and dance motions.  

2-Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov or simply known as Mikhail is the American dancer and choreographer. Mikhail is known to be among every list of the most popular ballet dancers of the 20th century. The initial days of his dancing career where not so great as his dad was not oaky with his dance passion who was a military Lieutenant and also wanted the same for his son.

However, despite his father’s unpleasantness, Mikhail learned a lot like discipline from his dad’s habit which helped him become one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time. The rise in his career came when he performed at the American Ballet Theater. The ballet dancer is now only a dancer but also an Academy Award nominated actor is dramas.

1-Michael Jackson

Any list of dancers is incomplete without including the King of Pop; Michael Jackson. He is hands down the most popular and famed dancer in the history of mankind who gave the world many of his own made incredible dance moves that people still find trouble in perfecting.

His most iconic dance move which skyrocketed his fame in mere days was his “Moonwalk”. He once told the New York Times that his moonwalk step is due to him being a great illusionist and a genuine mime.


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