Famous Contemporary Dancers - List of Famous Contemporary Dancers

Contemporary dance has gathered a cult following among professional, trained dancers and dance aspirants around the world and is currently, one of the only dance styles that offer a perfect blend of classical, modern, ballet, flamenco, jazz and non-western dance elements. Contemporary dance is often observed as being closely connected to classical ballet and modern dance and is identified by its strong foot-work, swift torso movements, ballet leaps, varying rhythms and directions and lines in the body. Although not much emphasis is given to the facial expressions in this dance form, in recent times, modern contemporary dance encourages the use of facial expressions to express the dancer’s moods or to narrate a story. A number of famous contemporary dancers like Martha Clarke, Virginia Tanner, Travis Wall, Dada Masilo, Terence Lewis, Sang Jijia and Tadashi Endo, have made their mark in this form of dance around the world. For most contemporary pieces, there are choreographers who back the dancers with a poignant story line and are also in charge of making other creative decisions. Whether the piece is abstract or narrative will depend on the choreographer and the music that the dance is set to. Famous choreographers in the field of contemporary dance include Paulo Henrique, Russell Dumas, William Forsythe, Crystal Pite and Trisha Brown. Here is a list of famous contemporary dancers and choreographers. Explore details about them in their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Contemporary Dancers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Nicole LaenoDecember 5, 2005AmericanNicole Laeno is an American dancer, actress and model who is best known for appearing on the reality dance competition show 'Dance-Off Juniors'
Nick MaraNovember 8, 1997AmericanNick Mara is an American singer and dancer associated with the band PRETTYMUCH
Dominic SandovalOctober 15, 1985AmericanDominic Sandoval or ‘D-Trix’ is a famous American dancer and YouTube celebrity
Madison HaschakJune 28, 2000AmericanAll about American dancer and social media personality, Madison Haschak; her age, birthday, net worth, boyfriends, and some fun facts.
Ian EastwoodApril 16, 1993AmericanIan Eastwood is an American dancer and choreographer
Olivia HaschakSeptember 1, 2005AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Olivia Haschak, the famous American dancer and social media personality; her birthday, her family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Devyn NekodaDecember 12, 2000CanadianDevyn Nekoda is a Canadian actress and dancer
Lexee SmithMarch 2, 2001AmericanLexee Smith is a dancer, actress, singer and model
Chloe LukasiakMay 25, 2001AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Chloe Lukasiak, the famous American dancer, actor, model and social media personality; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Martha GrahamMay 11, 1894AmericanMartha Graham was a prominent American dancer who was the first dancer ever to perform at the White House
Brynn Rumfallo

Brynn Rumfallo

Check out all that you wanted to know about Brynn Rumfallo, the famous American dancer; her birthday, her family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.

AmericanJuly 1, 2003216 views

Chloe Lukasiak

Check out all that you wanted to know about Chloe Lukasiak, the famous American dancer, actor, model and social media personality; her birthday, her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.

AmericanMay 25, 2001240 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, 1886168 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, 1895168 views

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham was an American dancer and teacher, most remembered as an innovative and influential choreographer

AmericanApril 16, 1919128 views

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham was an American dancer and choreographer, credited to have brought the influence of Africa and the Caribbean into American dance

AmericanJune 22, 1909121 views

Nick Mara

Nick Mara is an American singer and dancer associated with the band PRETTYMUCH

AmericanNovember 8, 19971,112 views

Devyn Nekoda

Devyn Nekoda is a Canadian actress and dancer

CanadianDecember 12, 2000310 views

Maesi Caes

Maesi Caes is an American professional dancer

AmericanMarch 18, 2005222 views

Russell Horning

Russell Horning is an American dancer and social media personality

AmericanDecember 19, 2001104 views