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Dancing unites the past and present, as it is an art that has remained timeless throughout the years. The dance community today is full of talent and self-expression. Below are 10 of the hottest dance influencers you need to follow. Whether they gained their fame through reality TV or a dancing panda on the streets, these dance influencers all have one thing in common: a love for dance.
Top 10 Dance Influencers You Should Be Following on Social Media
By Kyleigh Eaton
Misty Copeland is arguably the worlds most famous American ballet dancer in this generation. Known for her talent like no other, she inspires many to chase their dreams. She began dancing at 13 years old, and since then has accomplished amazing things within her lifetime. She has won hundreds of awards for her talent, and she was the official national youth of the year ambassador for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America a few years ago, where she assisted youth in need and inspired many through dance.
Maddie Ziegler gained her fame through the TV show Dance Moms, featuring young dancers and their mothers all within one dance community in Pennsylvania. Due to her talent and determination, Maddie has only grown more famous since being on the reality TV show. She has starred in the music videos with Sia for her hit song Chandelier, which received over 3 million views on YouTube. Time magazine recently names her the most influential teenager, for her innate ability to serve as a role model for youth through dance.
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HAPPIER 🙃 @marshmellomusic came by class and surprised my dancers!! watch the FULL vid link in bio to see all the groups!!! SO GRATEFUL for artists that support the dance community like this. we appreciate you bro💙 thx @baileysok1 for choreographing this with me when we were both hangry, ur the best ever 🤓 and shout out @ryanparma filming and @mdcdance hosting. @bastilledan #mellomakesmehappier #happier #mattsteffanina #dance #marshmello
Matt is a famous choreographer with years of professional dance experience. He is best known for his debut on So You Think You Can Dance, as well as the dance classes he teaches. He specializes in hip-hop and now resides in Los Angeles. He has helped choreograph dance numbers for artists such as Lil Wayne, Tyga, and Chris Brown! His YouTube channel has over 6 million subscribers and offers a variety of dance videos for entertainment.
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spending the weekend dancing & creating moves like these… @britneyspears would be proud of my fouettés. 👌🏻😊💅🏻 @rosewinemansion #meghansanett #rosewinemansion #dancing #britneyspears #fouettes #imagooddanceriswear #lookatmytechnique #yearsandyearsoftraining #tonsofmoney #lessons #teachers #bloodsweatandsickledbiscuits #itsbeenalongjourney #evenlongerahead
Meghan Sanett is one of the most sought-after dance instructors in the world! She was nominated for the “favorite convention teacher” in 2015 and still lives up to that title today. She gained a majority of her followers through Vine, where she posted dancing videos often. She is best known for teaching jazz and contemporary, where she feels she can express herself best! She inspires her students to pursue dance if they love it because life is too short.
With over 1.5 million followers combines, Panderz is a hit sensation on all social media platforms. This dancing panda’s Instagram is loaded with funny videos of him jamming out to hit tunes. Panderz has been featured on stage with hit artists such as Hoodie Allen, Kalin, and Myles, and has debuted in music videos starring Dawin and Silento. What draws fans in is the panda suit, a staple in this performers brand!
Chloe Lukasiak was on the show Dance Moms as well. She and Maddie Ziegler both gained their fame on the hit reality TV show. However, Chloe went on to model for companies like American Dancewear. She has made appearances on various talk shows and is well known for her YouTube channel. She inspires many to chase their dreams through her successfulness as an influencer in the dance community.
Amy became famous through Vine in 2013 when she posted clips of her jamming out to hit songs. Since then, this well-known dancer has grown as an influencer through her YouTube channel. She continues to post videos of herself dancing to hit songs and now has over 3 million followers. She has been featured in many other videos with famous dancers and viners, which only furthers her status and fame.
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ian eastwood freestyle | “sicko mode” – @champagnepapi @travisscott • texture study! trying to find different ways to visually interpret the sound based off of pure texture/movement-control over physically separate moves. felt inspired in my hotel room in new york from all the knowledge i’ve gained recently, the opportunities i’ve been gifted, and the support from the people that mean the most to me. dancing makes me feel so good! • #yesiminsandals
Ian Eastwood was a dancer in Bruno Mars hit music video 24K Magic! From a very young age, he has pursued dance, as it is his passion. He is now a successful dancer, actor, and choreographer, and had the privilege to dance at prestigious dance companies in Los Angeles. He was recently on Dancing with the Stars, where he taught celebrities to dance, and has made appearances on many talk shows. In addition, he has choreographed for pop stars such as Justin Bieber!
The dance group Jabbawockeez won America’s Best Dance Crew years ago, and have been famous ever since! Known for their mysterious white masks, they make a statement in every music video and performance they do. They have performed in cities across the globe, white masks and all. They are a hit on YouTube with almost 2 million subscribers and are famous for their music videos.
Eric Razillard gained fame through his lip-syncing videos on Musical.ly. Although he originally was an aspiring rapper, he eventually found his calling within the dance community. He has grown to be one of the most influential dancers, and it all started with a 15-second lip-syncing video! He has over 750,000 followers on Musical.ly and continues to grow in fame. Although his dance career has just begun, he has rightfully earned his spot on this top 10 list!
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Also, check out our previous list of the top dance influencers on social media.