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With 76 biographies, Dancers are the 69th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Badminton Players, Table Tennis Players, and Artists.

Pantheon has 97 people classified as dancers born between 1631 and 1989. Of these 97, 23 (23.71%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living dancers include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jiří Kylián, and William Forsythe. The most famous deceased dancers include Mata Hari, Isadora Duncan, and Josephine Baker. As of April 2022, 21 new dancers have been added to Pantheon including Olga Khokhlova, Carla Fracci, and Enrico Cecchetti.

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Most dancers were born in Russia (18), United States (15), and France (13). By city, the most common birth places were Saint Petersburg (9), Moscow (6), and Paris (5).The most common death places of dancers were France (14), United States (13), and United Kingdom (9). By city, these were New York City (6), Paris (5), and Saint Petersburg (4).

The earliest biographies classified as dancers in Pantheon are Jean-Georges Noverre, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, and Pierre Beauchamp.  The concentration of dancers was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier dancers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Dancers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Dancers since 1700.

Dancers are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.