Diana is passionate about dancing and everything connected to it.
You can tell through their dancing, how passionate they are! These dancers never fail to impress, always amaze and inspire millions of other dancers. We know it’s not only about technique; they are great because of their attitude, passion, character. Do you have a passion for everything dance related and you are looking for some great performers and choreographers to follow on Instagram? Do you want to always stay up to date with their latest news and videos? Then you definitely need to check out this list of great dancers you should be following on Instagram.
1. Zacc Milne
Irish dancer that trained under Parris Goebel at The Palace Dance Studio, danced with Sorority, Dutchesses and The Royal Family. Zacc Milne affiliated with the ImmaBeast dance crew and worked with such famous choreographers as Janelle Ginestra and Willdabeast Adams. Tap his name into YouTube’s search bar and you will see him in a dance routine to Beyonce’s ‘Partition’ and to Missy Elliott’s ‘Lick Shots’ choreographed by Janelle Ginestra as well as many other videos taken at the Millenium Dance Complex, LA, and some other well known dance studios including his own choreographies that he is teaching primarily at dance studios in Dublin. Check out the videos below but caution: you may want to watch it over and over again, many times in a row!
2. Brian Friedman
American choreographer who has worked with such popular artists as Britney Spears, Mya, Prince, NSYNC, Justin Bieber, Usher, Pink, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Brittany Murphy, The Wanted, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Scherzinger, Carly Rae Jepsen, Karmin, and Rihanna. Also, Brian was a backup dancer for Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul. Today, he is one of the most in-demand creative director, choreographer for most popular concerts, music videos, tours, television shows, films, and commercials.
Brian has also been a judge and choreographer on the FOX hit show So You Think You Can Dance and for multiple seasons of The X Factor UK and lots of other reality shows such as The Voice Australia, The X Factor (US version), American Idol, Dancing with the Stars. Brian Friedman has also been a creative director for performances on shows such as The Tonight Show, The View, Ellen, Good Morning America, and countless artist’s award show performances. Watch his amazing choreographies, graceful and captivating moves!
3. Nika Kljun
Nika was born in Slovenia to Slovenian ballroom dancers Janja Pusl and Zoran Kljun. There, at her parents’ dance school, Bolero began her passion for dance. She studied in jazz, tap, ballroom, latin, funk, but what she truly loves is hip hop culture. As a versatile dancer and choreographer, Nika Kljun has worked with such stars as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Cher Lloyd. She worked on projects such as So You Think You Can Dance (US, Ukraine, Portugal), Move Live on Tour, Dancing with the Stars and more. An ambassador of dance for Slovenia, a global spokesperson for Nike, Nika is teaching dance at world known dance studios in Los Angeles such as MDC, Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Life Style, and Debbie Reynold’s Studio.
4. Blake McGrath
Dancer Blake McGrath has worked for some of the most famous world’s stars including Madonna, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, and even was lucky enough to share the stage with Michael Jackson. Also, he is best known for competing on the famed US dance competition-reality show, So You Think You Can Dance. Soon, after he made it to the finals, he returned to Canada (Blake was born in Canada) as a judge and choreographer for 4 seasons of So You Think You Can Dance Canada!
But Blake decided to pursue one more his inner passion…which is music. You can check out Blake’s music on Itunes. Also, watch some of his music and dance videos below!
5. Bobby Newberry
An American singer/songwriter/dancer/choreographer Bobby Newberry has a unique pop-oriented style of dance, which is a combo of hip hop and stylized movement. And soon, he became an in-demand choreographer. Newberry worked with Pussycat Dolls, Eminem, Girlicious, Jessie & the Toyboys, Eva Longoria for Bebe, Lil’ Wayne, Porcelain Black, Taylor Dayne, Missy Elliott, Jody Watley, Aaron Kwok and for such television shows as Conan O’Brien, X Factor, Dancing with the Stars, David Letterman and America’s Got Talent. Moreover, Newberry has begun collaborating with some of the amazing producers in LA, as he has always considered himself an artist and has also focused on the vocal aspect, not only dancing.
6. Haley Ireland Messick
A contortionist, dancer for Clear Talent Group who has earned more than 80 000 followers on Instagram. Haley's flexibility and smooth, captivating moves amaze you from the very start! Check out her videos at the Move Nationals 2014 as well as some other videos where she is featured.
7. Kaycee Rice
You might have already seen this girl in the videos where she is dancing being only 8-year-old. Kaycee’s mother created her daughter’s YouTube channel in 2010. And in 2013 one of her videos, a dance video where Kaycee dances to Katy Perry’s ‘Werk’, became an overnight sensation, just after the star tweeted this video. Now you can notice Kaycee is taking classes at MDC, LA, as she appears in lots of leading choreographer’s dance videos. She trains in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop and became a member of the lilbeasts.
8. Les Twins
Twin brothers Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois (known as Les Twins) are French dancers, choreographers, founding members of the dance team Criminalz Crew, and models that are recognized internationally as new style hip-hop dancers. The self-taught dance duo has been on the scene since their first appearance on the French popular television show Incroyable Talent (the show of the same format as America’s Got Talent).
Soon, the boys become famous in the United States after their performance on the San Diego leg of the 2010 World of Dance tour. The video of their performance has earned over 37 million views! Also, Les Twins have performed with various music industry’s most popular artists, Including Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, and Missy Elliott.
The most viewed video on YouTube of anything Les Twins have done
10. Camillo Lauricella
Originally from Germany, Camillo Lauricella teaches dance all around the globe, connecting with people that are from different countries, but still share the same passion. He started teaching classes at the age of 13 and for now, his dance experience includes working with international music artists like Leona Lewis and for shows like the ECHO-Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Germany's Next Topmodel, choreographing for So You Think You Can Dance (Ukraine, Portugal), X-Factor Germany and Got To Dance (Germany).
11. Josh Beauchamp
Canadian dancer, you could see him in competitions with NXG Company. If you make a research on YouTube, you will see a great number of videos of NXG Crew competing where Josh is featured. Also, he is a part of the ImmaBEAST dance crew. He won the grand prize for K-Days Talent Search at 13 years old. Now, you can often see Josh in MDC and ImmaSpace dance studios’ videos, he also gives some dance classes there. Watch some of his works below.
12. Dana Alexa
American dancer, choreographer, and model Dana Alexa started her dance training being a little child but began training seriously and chose dancing as a career at the age of 21. She has trained in hip hop, street jazz, jazz, tap, and ballet and has taught primarily hip hop and street jazz to students of all levels, dance teams, studios and more. Dana’s professional dance career began with her representing the NBA in NYC as a Knicks City Dancer.
Then, she became the artistic director and choreographer for Kat Deluna, and also worked with artists Tyga and Wiz Khalifa. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dana decided to pursue her career on the west coast and moved to LA. She has choreographed and performed on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and The Real Housewives of New Jersey and she even toured as a dancer, assistant choreographer in China for various projects.
Dana now is teaching permanently at IDA Hollywood in Los Angeles and travels the world teaching dance. If you go to her YouTube channel, you will see she is an active vlogger: watch her adventures, explore foreign countries, dance videos and even learn those moves step by step using dance tutorials on Dana’s YT channel!
Did you already know these choreographers and dancers? Or maybe you are a fan of some other dancers and you want us to know their names? Let us know your thoughts by commenting in the comments section below.
Liz Westwood from UK on April 09, 2018:
Two of my daughters went dancing classes and were in dance shows when they were young, but this article takes it to a whole new level. This is a well written and composed piece.