HyperDic: professional_dancer

English > 1 sense of the expression professional dancer:
NOUNperson professional dancer, dancer, terpsichoreana performer who dances professionally
English > professional dancer: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA performer who dances professionally.
Synonymsdancer, terpsichorean
InstancesAlonso, Alicia AlonsoCuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)
Astaire, Fred AstaireUnited States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
Balanchine, George BalanchineUnited States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail BaryshnikovRussian dancer and choreographer who migrated to the United States (born in 1948)
Cunningham, Merce CunninghamUnited States dancer and choreographer (born in 1922)
Duncan, Isadora DuncanUnited States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
Fonteyn, Dame Margot FonteynEnglish dancer who danced with Rudolf Nureyev (born in 1919)
Graham, Martha GrahamUnited States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
Jamison, Judith JamisonUnited States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
Karsavina, Tamara KarsavinaRussian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)
Kelly, Gene Kelly, Eugene Curran KellyUnited States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
Markova, Dame Alicia Markova, Lilian Alicia MarksEnglish ballet dancer (born in 1910)
Massine, Leonide Fedorovitch Massine, Leonid Fyodorovich MyasinFrench choreographer and ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1895-1979)
Mitchell, Arthur MitchellUnited States dancer who formed the first Black classical ballet company (born in 1934)
Montez, Lola Montez, Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna GilbertIrish dancer (1818-1861)
Nijinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, Waslaw NijinskyRussian dancer considered by many to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century (1890-1950)
Nureyev, Rudolf NureyevRussian dancer who was often the partner of Dame Margot Fonteyn and who defected to the United States in 1961 (born in 1938)
Pavlova, Anna PavlovaRussian ballerina (1882-1931)
Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Virginia McMath, Virginia Katherine McMathUnited States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
Salomewoman whose dancing beguiled Herod into giving her the head of John the Baptist
Shawn, Ted ShawnUnited States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)
Shearer, Moira ShearerScottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
St. Denis, Saint Denis, Ruth Saint Denis, Ruth St. DenisUnited States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
Tallchief, Maria TallchiefUnited States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
Tharp, Twyla TharpInnovative United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1941)
Tudor, Antony TudorUnited States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
Ulanova, Galina Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna UlanovaRussian ballet dancer (1910-1998)
Vestris, Gaetan VestrisItalian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day
de Mille, Agnes de Mille, Agnes George de MilleUnited States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
Narrowerballet dancerA trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet masterA man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistressA woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
belly dancer, exotic belly dancer, exotic dancerA woman who performs a solo belly dance
chorus girl, showgirl, chorineA woman who dances in a chorus line
dancing-master, dance masterA professional teacher of dancing
hoofer, stepperA professional dancer
kachinaA masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
nautch girlA professional dancing girl in India
tap dancer, tapperA dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
taxi dancerA woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance
Broaderperformer, performing artistAn entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
Spanishbailador, bailaor, bailarina, bailarín, bailarín profesional, danzante, danzarín, terpsichorean, terpsícore
Catalanballador, ballarí, dansaire, dansarí, terpsichorean

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