Dance is a performance art form that consist sequences of human movement. Dance can be taught to a certain limit as it is all about the rhythm within. Dance is the best way to express our self. Dance is dance, be it hip-hop or contemporary, salsa, ballet or samba.
The real dancers, dance for themselves not to impress others. Very few dancers, who can inspire million to move on their dance steps. The world has produced some great dancers, let have a look at them.
Here is the list of our top 10 best dancers in the world.
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter and actress, born on August 16, 1958. She has achieved the huge popularity in mainstream popular music and music videos. She is known for Best selling female artists of all time and one of the world’s most influential dancers. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide which are a record by Guinness World Records. She also referred to as the “Queen of Pop”. She is undoubtedly one of the best dancers in the world.
Shakira Isabel is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model, born on February 2, 1977. She began performing in school, showing Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing skills. She is known for her unique style of belly dancing, which is a combination of Latin and Arabic. She definitely deserves to be on the list of top 10 best dancers in the world.
She is the third best selling Latin artist of all time, only behind Julio Iglesias and Gloria Estefan. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has a huge fan following across the world. She is also listed in Top 10 Most Beautiful Women In The World
8. Martha Graham
Martha Graham was an American modern dancer and choreographer, born on May 11, 1894. She danced and choreographed for more than 70 years. Graham was the first dancer to perform at the White House. She receives the highest civilian award of the US, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is considered one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century. Her style, the Graham technique, is still taught worldwide.
7. Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley is an Irish stepdancer, choreographer and musician, born on July 16, 1958. He was taught dance by his grandmother at the very young age of four years and went on to become one of the most acclaimed dancers in the world. He became famous internationally for his Irish dance shows Riverdance, Warlords, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger.
6. Joaquin Cortes
JoaquínCortés is a Spanish classically trained ballet and flamenco dancer, born on 22 February 1969. He showed interest in dancing from an early age. He is considered one of the sex symbols of the industry, with immense male and female fan following. He has a big fan following including big celebrities like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Tarantino, Elle Macpherson, Antonio Banderas and Armani.
5. Prabhu Deva
Indian film director, dance choreographer and actor, Prabhu Deva, born on 3 April 1973. He has performed various styles of dancing in his career of 25 years. He has won two National Film Awards for Best Choreography and he referred as Indian Michael Jackson. He is at number 5 spot on the list of best dancers in the world.
4. Sylvie Guillem
Sylvie Guillem is a French ballet dancer, born on 25 February 1965. She always tried and gone beyond the boundaries of classical ballet. She was the top-ranking female dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet from 1984 to 1989. She also has performed contemporary dance as an Associate Artist of London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
She remembered even today for her performances include “Raymonda” at Paris opera and “In the Middle Somewhat Elevated” by Forsythe.
3. Rudolf Nureyev
Soviet ballet and modern dancer, Rudolf Nureyev was one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Despite his late start, he soon became popular with his wonderful performances and amazing personality. He died in 1993 from disease AIDS. He was the greatest dancer of the 20th century and one of the best dancer in the world.
2. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Greatest ballet dancers of all time, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor born on January 27, 1948, in the Soviet Union. He became the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer, due to her cinema and television. He was nominated for various awards. He is surely one of the greatest and best dancers in the world. Read more about him on WikiPedia.
1. Michael Jackson
We don’t think you need any introduction but for the formality, Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. The King of Pop, who moved the whole world on his dance steps. He was the global icon of pop music and dance. He popularized the dance styles, such as the robot and the moonwalk and which made him MJ. We were confused between Michael Jackson and Mikhail Baryshnikovregarding number 1 spot, but later we have gone with MJ.
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