List of female dancers

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The following is a list of female dancers by nationality — notable women who are well known for their work in the field of dance.

Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Egypt[edit]

  • Naima Akef (1929–1966), belly dancer, film actress
  • Nagwa Fouad (born 1936), belly dancer
  • Nadia Gamal (1937–1990), belly dancer, toured widely including North America
  • Samia Gamal (1924–1994), belly dancer, film actress
  • Taheyya Kariokka (1919–1999), belly dancer, film actress
  • Kuchuk Hanem, 19th-century erotic dancer
  • Nelly Mazloum (1929–2003), belly dancer, show dancer, folklorist, own dance company
  • Hanan Tork (born 1975), ballerina, Cairo Ballet Group, later film actress

South Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • Benazir Salam (born 1979), Indian classical dancer, modern dancer, Odissi teacher

China[edit]

Georgia[edit]

India[edit]

  • Protima Bedi (1948–1998), classical Indian dancer, specializing in Odissi
  • Olive Katherine Craddock (1894–1926), Anglo-Indian dancer who danced under the name of Roshanara
  • Ru (2000-2100), Bharata Natyam classical dancer, choreographer
  • Methil Devika (born 1977), dancer, choreographer, teacher
  • Madhuri Dixit (born 1967), film actress, dance sequences in Bollywood films
  • Geeta Kapoor (born 1973), Bollywood choreographer
  • Saroj Khan (born 1948), Bollywood choreographer
  • Hema Malini (born 1948), Bharata Natyam dancer, choreographer, actress
  • Vaibhavi Merchant (born 1975), Bollywood dancer, choreographer
  • Sujata Mohapatra (born 1968), Indian classical dancer, Odissi teacher
  • Baisali Mohanty (born 1994), Indian classical dancer and choreographer of Odissi
  • Rekha Raju, Mohiniyattam exponent
  • Anita Ratnam (born 1954), Indian classical dancer, modern dancer, choreographer
  • Mallika Sarabhai (born 1954), classical Indian dancer, choreographer
  • Savitha Sastry (born 1969), Indian dancer, choreographer, specializing in Bharata Natyam
  • Zohra Sehgal (born 1912), film actress, modern dancer, choreographer
  • [ Vudata Sai madhavi ] ( born 1962 ), classical dancer and women of the year in classical dancer 1983. Friends as cini actress of bhanu priya and manju bharavi.
  • Isha Sharvani (born 1984), modern dancer, actress
  • [ Vudata Sai madavi ] ( born 1962 ), she is a calsical dancer and dance class friends of bhanu priya and manju bharavi also.
  • Shobana (born 1970), actress, Bharata Natyam dancer
  • Divya Unni (born 1979), actress, classical Indian dancer
  • Vyjayanthimala (born 1936), classical Indian dancer, choreographer, actress

Iran[edit]

  • Farzaneh Kaboli (born 1949), Iranian folk dancer, ballet dancer, choreographer

Ireland[edit]

  • Ninette de Valois (1898–2001), Irish ballet dancer, choreographer, one of the founders of ballet in England
  • Joan Denise Moriarty (1912?–1992) Irish traditional dancer, ballet dancer, choreographer, founder of professional ballet in Ireland

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

  • Suhaee Abro (dancer since 2001), Indian classical dancer, modern dancer, choreographer
  • Nargis (born 1974), film actress, stage dancer

South Korea[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • Megi Ndokaj (born 1993), Classical dancer, modern dancer, Albanian folk dancer, model

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

  • Stanislava Brezovar (1937–2003), ballerina, starred in the film Ples čarovnic (Dance of the Witches)
  • Meta Vidmar (1899–1975), modern dancer, expressionist dancer, teacher

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Peru[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monica Loughman". Ballerina.ie. Retrieved 16 February 2014.