Famous Choreographers - List of Famous Choreographers

Choreographers are the creative administrators of any activity or piece in a motion, like a dance or theater choreography. They are in charge of designing the structure of the piece, the notations, the narration, the specification of movements and finally, provide their support in the execution of the composition. Nowadays, choreographers are found in a range of other fields other than dance including ice skating, choirs, theatre, synchronized sports, cheerleading, cinematography and gymnastics. Dance choreography, specifically known as dance composition, is one of the largest originators of choreographers, who specialize in a plethora of dance forms including jazz, ballet, contemporary, Latin American dances, folk dances, classical dances, Oriental dance forms etc. In dance choreography, choreographers are given the responsibility of designing a dance piece, arranging the sequence of steps, understanding the dancers’ weaknesses and strengths, honing the dancers’ skills and extracting the best from them in a composition. This is either done by applying either one or two of the basic choreographic methods viz., improvisation or planned choreography. Popular choreographers include Debbie Allen, Bob Avian, Lea Anderson, Fred Astaire and Paula Abdul to name a few. Scroll down for a more comprehensive list of choreographers. Explore details about them in their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Choreographers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Brandon ArreagaDecember 14, 1999AmericanBrandon Arreaga is a singer, dancer, choreographer, and social media personality
Dominic SandovalOctober 15, 1985AmericanDominic Sandoval or ‘D-Trix’ is a famous American dancer and YouTube celebrity
Lia KimJuly 10, 1987South KoreanLia Kim (Kim Hye Rang) is a South Korean hip-hop dancer and choreographer
Ian EastwoodApril 16, 1993AmericanIan Eastwood is an American dancer and choreographer
May J LeeMay 17, 1988South KoreanMay J Lee is a renowned South Korean dancer and choreographer
Bob FosseJune 23, 1927AmericanBob Fosse was a famous actor, choreographer, dancer and director
Jordan ClarkDecember 29, 1991CanadianJordan Clark is a Canadian dancer and actress
Sean LewNovember 25, 2001AmericanSean Lew is an American choreographer and dancer
Josh KillackyDecember 4, 1995AmericanJosh Killacky is a professional dancer, choreographer, actor, and director
Gianna MartelloJune 10, 1989AmericanGianna Martello is an American choreographer and reality TV personality
Charles Walters

Charles Walters

Charles Walters was a Hollywood choreographer and film director

AmericanNovember 17, 1911148 views

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet ballet dancer, considered a prominent figure of the art in the 20th century.

AustrianMarch 17, 1938201 views

Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, considered as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century

UkrainianMarch 12, 1889154 views

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov is a Russian-American ballet dancer, who is regarded as one of the best ballet dancers of all time

AmericanJanuary 27, 1948124 views

Birju Maharaj

Indian dancer Birju Maharaj is a master of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance

IndianFebruary 4, 1938110 views

Jerome Robbins

Jerome Robbins was an American theater producer and dance choreographer

AmericanOctober 11, 191895 views

Terence Lewis

Terrence Lewis is a famous Indian dancer and choreographer

IndianApril 10, 1975142 views

Mary Wigman

Mary Wigman was a German dancer and choreographer, considered as one of the most noteworthy pioneers in the history of modern dance

GermanNovember 13, 1886170 views

Sonal Mansingh

Sonal Mansingh is an eminent Indian classical dancer and choreographer, renowned for her Odissi dancing style

IndianApril 30, 1944109 views

Doris Humphrey

Doris Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer who played a key role in shaping the course of modern dance in the US

AmericanOctober 17, 1895198 views