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.