Dance is one of the most ancient form of art in the world and is one of the most beautiful ones. Dance is something that can’t be explained, it can only be expressed through its steps, its beats and its expressions. They say, ‘it is the best way to express ones feelings’. Truly indeed, nothing can express ones feeling more vividly than dancing.
For dance lovers ‘it is a expression, it is a passion, it’s a love…it’s life. It’s EVERYTHING!!!
Though true dancers can’t be judged, as there is no scale and no measurement for the expression of their feelings. Still, here I am trying to bring out the list of the top 10 best dancers in the world, according to the review of the viewers.
10. Jennifer Lopez
She is an actress. She is a celebrity. She is a singer and, she is a world class dancer. It is because of her performances that she is admired so much all around the globe. And that’s what makes her one of the best dancers in the world.
9. Gillian Murphy
Gillian Murphy is an English ‘ballad’ dancer and number nine in the list of top 10 best dancers in the world. She started her training at the very tender age of 3 years. She might not be able to talk clearly by then, but definitely, her dance was enough to reflect the clarity of her thoughts.
In her working age, this ballerina has mesmerized the world by her dance. From the time when she started learning with her little feet and cute expressions, to the present day, when she appear as a guest artist in various countries in the world, she has made her parents and her country proud.
8. Joaquin Cortes
Elle Macpherson describes him as ‘sex on legs’ which definitely means he’s a sex god. Despite of this ‘kinda negative’ image of his, he is well known for being one of the best dancers in the world. He prefers good audience and no wonder he gets it. He can’t walk on the streets of Spain without being stopped.
7. Michael Flatley
Michael Flatley is a known dancer and occupied seventh place in the list of top 10 best dancers in the world. He changed the very face of Irish dancing with his Riverdance, in 1994.
His name and Lord of Dance has become synonyms after its debut in Dublin’s Point Theater. (1996). He in indeed an inspiration for the dance lovers.
Who doesn’t know the name ‘Shakira’???. Yes, its the Waka-Waka girl. She began her career too early, when she was at school. With her singing and dancing talent, she has stolen the hearts of millions. She is known world-wide for her belly dancing, which reflects Arabic and Latin influences. With this, she stands in the sixth position in the scale of the best dancers.
5. Prabhu Deva
Prabhu Deva, an Indian dancer, is yet another talented person who made it to the world stage, and became the fifth most liked dancer in the world. He is a trained ‘Bharatnatyam’ dancer, but has also succeeded to become perfect in western styles. This man is worldwide famous because of his fluid like smooth moments. Besides dancing, Prabhu Deva has also become famous as a director and cinematographer.
4. Sylvie Guillen
Sylvie Guillen is a famous French ballet dancer. She remained the top-ranked female dancer from 1984 to 1989, with the Paris Opera Ballet. After this, she got the honor of being the Principle guest artist of the Royal Ballet in London. She kept on growing with her dance and soon became one of the most famous dancers in the globe. It is heart-breaking to know the news that she has got her retirement from the stage in 2015, but this doesn’t make her out of her place in the list of the best dancers in the world.
3. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is a dancer, singer, songwriter, director, producer, All in All, he’s all the audience need to entertain themselves. He’s called the King of Pop. He made his name, ‘a dance style’, ‘a brand’ with his amazing dance and eye catching moves.
Every single dancer, or even dance lover, must have tried copying the ‘Moon Walk’, which Michael has given to the world of dance as his signature step. Though he has left the world now, but his moves, his dance, his Moon walk is going to stay in the hearts of people forever.
2. Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov is a famous Russian-American ballet dancer and stand at second place in the list of top 10 best dancers in the world. His works are now considered to be one of his signature pieces. Besides being an amazing ballet dancer, he has also worked in films, including ‘Sex and the City’.
1. Rudolf Nureyev
Rudolf is a Russian dancer, who began his dancing career as a solo dancer in Kirov Ballet. He began his career at the early age of 20, and soon reached to the top with his charismatic personality and mesmerizing moves.
His ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which he performed at Fonteyn became a landmark in the world of ballet.
His breathtaking performances and the craze he creates in the hearts of his audience makes him the King of Dance.