Dancing actors

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We have already written about the great and famous dancer and actress Rita Moreno. And here are more stories about actors/actresses who are great dancers, who are actors/actresses; stories are taken from The Richest.

Hugh Jackman

Versatile actor, Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, has been in love with dance since childhood.

He almost gave up dancing due to criticism from his older brother, who told 11-year-old Hugh at the time that he is not for dance. However, when he turned 18, his brother changed his mind and encouraged Hugh to follow his heart.

Christopher Walken

Walken became very popular after roles in the films Deer Hunter and Annie Hall. What most people don’t know though is that he actually started his career in the entertainment industry as a dancer.

Christopher Walken said he took his first dance lessons when he was 3 years old. He attributes his extensive dance skills to early training and the fact that he has been close to dancers since childhood. He also played roles in musicals before gaining recognition in the film industry.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones is an Oscar-winning actress. When she was only four years old, Catherine had already started attending dance classes, and at the age of 15 she left school to join The Pajama Game (music production on tour).

She starred in the musical 42nd Street when she was just 17 years old. The actress also studied at the Musical Theater in London before she became famous in Hollywood. When it comes to actors/actresses who know how to dance, Catherine Zeta-Jones is simply one of the best. She not only dances as an actress, but it is also her hobby.

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz states that her dance history helped her in her film career, more precisely in her roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Without a doubt Penelope is a top dancer and at the beginning of her career she focused on dance. She studied classical ballet at the Spanish National Conservatory for nine years, and later attended Spanish ballet for three years. She studied at Cristina Rote’s school for an additional four years (her sister is one of the main actresses in the series Un Paso Adalente, she talks about dance school)

Zoe Saldana

The second highest paid film actress (since 2019), who loves to dance Zoe. She has appeared in some of the greatest movies of all time, including Star Trek, Avatar…

Zoe states that despite all the forms of dance she studied, ballet was her passion, but she had to give up because she didn’t have the legs for it. Saldana occasionally works with NYCB dancers and is without a doubt a great dancer. Zoe is one of those actresses you wouldn’t expect to know how to dance because she rarely danced on set.

Here is Serbia, very good dancer who was trained as ballerina before becoming an actress was Milena Dravic.

And although she is not an actress, she is a great dancer, and that has certainly helped her to become real pop icon, even though she does not sing very well – Madonna!


10 Famous Actors Who Are Fantastic Dancers | TheRichest

Hugh Jackman – Wikipedia

Christopher Walken – Wikipedia

Catherine Zeta-Jones – Wikipedia

Penélope Cruz – Wikipedia

Zoe Saldaña – Wikipedia

Un paso adelante – Wikipedia

Milena Dravić – Wikipedia

Madonna – Wikipedia

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Sladjana Milosevic
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