Top 10 Dancers of the World
Dance has always been the one thing that people of this world have enjoyed, no matter their religion, race, culture, or age. People have been enjoying dance as an art form for thousands of years now. People in every part of the world have their own form and style of dance that is influenced by their culture or history.
Like music, dance is the one thing that does not have any barriers. Everyone can enjoy dance whether they speak the same language or not. Dance has always been a way for people to express themselves and their emotions in the most artistic form.
Following is a list that we have combined of the ten greatest dancers of the world, living or dead, that have cemented their names as legends in history of dancing. They come from different backgrounds, religions, and race but what they have in common is their passion and love for dance.
10. Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva is an actor, director, producer and an amazing choreographer who hails from India. He has worked in South Indian and Hindi movies but his career in dance is what makes him an icon. His unique style of dancing has made him a legendary performer and choreographer.
9. Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf Nureyev is considered as the Lord of Dance who was a Soviet ballet dancer during the 20th century. His dance career started late but with hard work and dedication, he quickly made a name for himself in the world of ballet dancing. He joined The Royal Ballet in London as a dancer and then worked as a director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983 to 1989. His tragic death in 1993 only established him as even more of an icon.
8. Madhuri Dixit
Another legendary dancer from India, Madhuri Dixit is a famous actress in Bollywood. Her dance career has spanned over many years and her expressive form of dancing has made her into the “The Dancing Queen” of India. Graceful, beautiful and an amazing performer are just some of the words used to describe her.
7. Joaquín Cortés
Joaquín Cortés is a ballet and flamenco dancer from Spain. He has had classical training and his dance form has truly amazed the dance community. With his extremely good looks, he is one of the few dancers that are considered as heartthrobs due to the hearts he has left broken in his wake. He formed Joaquín Cortés Flamenco Ballet company in 1992 and also went on his first International tour ‘Cibayi’ in the same year.
6. Martha Graham
Martha Graham was an American dancer and choreographer who revolutionized the modern American dance. She worked as a dancer and choreographer for around seventy years. She invented the “Graham Technique”, used to express her passion and anger, which is taught to this day.
5. Hrithik Roshan
There must be something in the water over there because this next great dancer is also from India. Hrithik Roshan is one of the best leading actors of Bollywood who has also made a name for himself in the dance industry. His sharp and complex moves are carried out with a wonderful amount of grace. His acting and dancing skills make him a legend that is worshipped by thousands of fans across the world.
Shakira is one of the most iconic performers of this generation. This Columbian artist’s talent is not just dancing, but she is also a singer, songwriter, choreographer, model and record producer as well. Her fabulous abilities include singing and dancing during live performances which is tremendous. She is also famous for her belly dancing moves as well as her philanthropic activities.
An icon of a generation, Madonna is one of the world’s most influential and popular people. She has worked as a recording artist, dancer and actor throughout her whole career. Her life has been rife with controversy due to her bold and empowering behavior. She became the Queen of Pop and an inspiration for many women. She is one of the best American pop artists of all time including names like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Whitney Houston.
2. Michael Jackson
The King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson does not need an introduction because there is not a person in this world that does not know his name and his legendary dancing. He started as an artist from a very young age and immediately charmed people with his voice and dancing abilities. The famous “moonwalk” was turned into a Michael Jackson staple because of his exceptional skills at performing it. He may be dead but his art and dance will live on forever.
1. Mikhail Baryshnikov
The greatest ballet dancer of the 20th century, Mikhail Baryshnikov is an American-Russian choreographer and dancer. He had a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, went on to work as an artistic director for the American Ballet and then the New York City Ballet. He promoted modern dance and made a name for himself in television, cinema and stage as an actor as well as a contemporary dancer.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to email@example.com