Backup dancer

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A backup dancer also known as background dancer[1] is a performer who dances with or behind the lead performers in a live musical act or in a music video. Their movements (especially where there are many moving together) provide a visual symmetry and rhythm to accompany the music.

Some notable performers began their music careers as backup dancers for other artists, including:

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  1. ^ Will Storr (5 Jun 2011). "The truth about life as a background dancer". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 June 2013.