Whether you’re looking for high octane hip-hop clips or expert professional ballet advice, there are loads of booked and busy career dancers with a ready supply. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best dancers on Instagram to follow, from ultra-famous dancers to smaller artists breaking the mould.
Hanagami is a top industry talent, constantly sought after by musical artists for both explosive and intimate choreography. He is a triple threat, offering not only his choreography but conceptual thinking and artistic direction. Check the credits of your favourite music videos, you might find Hanagami had his hand in it.
Chynoweth is a dancer and actor known for her hypnotizing hip-hop and heels performances, as well as her flowing contemporary movement. She currently portrays Odalie on the show Step-Up. With loads of enviable dance clips and collaborations, follow her for fashion inspiration and behind-the-scenes content.
Bouder brings a a down-to-earth and deeply human side to the world of ballet. On her page, she often levels with her followers about the struggles of body and weight expectations in the ballet world, and balancing motherhood with a (highly successful) professional dance career. She presents interesting feminist angles on the rigid gender roles in ballet. This December, she will be guest-performing in Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker as the glittering Sugarplum Fairy.
With one of the biggest followings on this list at 4 million, Steffanina is a hugely successful choreographer, entrepreneur, and music producer. He owns DNCR Academy, and online space where he shares classes and follow-along choreography. He’s performed alongside artists like Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainer, as well as on shows So You Think You Can Dance, Step-Up, and The Ellen Show.
If you’re not already following Maddie Ziegler, what are you doing? The young superstar has soared far beyond her Dance Mom days, becoming a close collaborator of pop artist Sia and a verifiable pop culture celebrity in her own right. Check out her page for lifestyle content and fashion inspiration.
Misty Copeland solidified her spot in Western dance history as the first Black woman to become a Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. Look no further for a well-rounded member of the ballet community with a page full of inspiring posts, the publishing of her book, her hosting endeavours, her humanitarian work, and fantastic dance clips!
Eastwood shot to fame in 2012 as part of the Mos Wanted Crew, which competed on America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV. Since then, he has amassed a large following for his work as a dancer and collaborator with his smooth and full-of-personality hip-hop choreography.
Already having lent her talent for movement and choreography to the likes of JLo, Ciara, BTS, and massive commercial efforts by the age of 19, this young star has a long career ahead of her. Known for her signature style, Lalau is part of a new generation of hip hop dancers.
Native to Moscow, Kochetkova began her career with the revered Bolshoi Ballet School before moving to the UK and training with The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. Truly a worldwide phenomenon, she then join San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer. These days, Maria Kochetkova brings an edge to traditional ballet, introducing modern concepts and boundary-pushing movement to her pieces.
Gabe De Guzman
As his bio states, Gabe is a dancer, choreographer, artist, and creator. De Guzman worked as a choreographer on Season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance that streamed this summer, fulfilling a childhood dream. Gabe is only 21 years old, but is already becoming an industry vet in hip hop. Follow him for killer grooving clips!
Riabinina specializes in movement design. She works in, arguably, experimental styles: fusing hip hop and contemporary choreography. Riabinina hails from Ukraine, and often references art and dance’s place in resistance and collective power.
While TikTok has provided an awesome outlet for amateurs to try their hand at dance influencing, sometimes you have to go to the pros. This list of Instagram dancers is sure to hit the spot, full of hardcore creative forces making their mark on the dance industry and beyond. If you’re finding yourself on dance content kick, check out these can’t-miss 8 Best Dance Movies on Netflix to continue your binge.
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