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Famous Dancers

Famous Dancers of Past and Present

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11. Gillian Murphy (1979-present)

Famous dancer Gillian Murphy
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Gillian Murphy is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

12. Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950)

Famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky
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Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and one of the most gifted male dancers in ballet history.

13. Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)

Famous dancer Margot Fonteyn
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Margot Fonteyn was an English ballet dancer, regarded by many as one of the greatest classical ballerinas of all time.

14. Michael Flatley (1958-present)

Famous dancer Michael Flatley
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Michael Flatley is an American Irish dancer, famous for producing Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

15. Isadora Duncan (1877-1927)

Famous dancer Isadora Duncan
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Isadora Duncan is considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Her artistry and beliefs defied the traditional strictness of classical ballet.

16. Ginger Rogers (1911-1995)

Famous dancer Ginger Rogers
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Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television.

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