10 A-Listers Who Were Dancers Before They Were Famous
March 14, 2018

You’ll never guess who was feelin’ the goove LONG before they became household names. Check out our list of 10 celebrities who were once dancers.


Catherine Zeta-JonesVia Google Images

Catherine Zeta-Jones began taking dance lessons at 4 years old and was a British tap-dancing champion at age 11.


Jennifer LopezVia Google Images

Jennifer Lopez was a Fly Girl on “In Living Color,” 1991–93.


Natalie PortmanVia Google Images

Natalie Portman began dancing at 4 years old. She studied ballet and modern dance at the American Theater Dance Workshop after she graduated from high school.


Charlize TheronVia Google Images

Charlize Theron trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.


MadonnaVia Google Images

Madonna moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance.


Penelope CruzVia Google Images

Penelope Cruz studied classical ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory.


Amy AdamsVia Google Images

Amy Adams trained as an apprentice at David Taylor Dance Theatre in Colorado before shifting to pursue a career in musical theater.


Tupac ShakurVia Google Images

Tupac Shakur began his career as a backup dancer for the hip-hop group Digital Underground.


Elisabeth MossVia Google Images

Elisabeth Moss trained at the School of American Ballet and studied with Suzanne Farrell at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


Channing TatumVia Google Images

Channing Tatum was a dancer in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video.

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