Top 215 Dancers Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Dancers Quotes from famous people such as Omarion, Teri Garr, Shirley Ballas, Alice Walker, Colleen Atwood, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I'm so excited to be a judge on MTV's 'America's Best D

I’m so excited to be a judge on MTV’s ‘America’s Best Dance Crew.’ Dancing and performing is what I do and being a judge on this show will allow me to give creative feedback to the newest and hottest dancers on the rise.
I’m really grateful for my dancers’ discipline.
Teri Garr
When you are part of a massive TV show like Strictly,’ it’s not just about the professional dancers and celebrities taking part, there could be young or old people out there who are watching and they might also be inspired to take up dancing, and I find that so special.
Shirley Ballas
At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.
Alice Walker
In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.
Colleen Atwood
We got a gay following around the time we started using camp dancers who were stripped to the waist in cycling shorts and aviators.
Keren Woodward
My idea for the Jamison Project was rather like a pickup company. The idea was to give the dancers a taste of the menu. Today, dancers need to try as many companies as possible without having a drop-dead loyalty to me or anyone else. They like to have the leeway to go their own way.
Judith Jamison
I’ve always worked very hard. I think dancers always do.
Cyd Charisse
The people that have inspired me the most were dancers and choreographers. Even growing up, if I dealt with any pressure to be a certain way, I knew that as an artistic lane, dancing was the one that was a little more freed up – like, no one in my family is really doing that; I can be that person.
Jillian Hervey
I remember the first time I felt that I was sharing the stage with someone spectacular was dancing with Beyonce. It was the dancers, the band, Beyonce and me in front of thousands of people. That was sick. It was pretty amazing that I got to travel the world with someone like her.
Harry Shum, Jr.
I like Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. I love pop music, but I also like Sam Smith’s slow songs. That would be more to dance to. I think dancers like different genres of music, compared to just a regular person.
Maddie Ziegler
Every act I see, their whole act is choreographed. I’m sick of seeing these dancers. The only reason they have them is they don’t have enough talent to get people dancing themselves.
Ronnie Spector
I sew my own shoes. Other male dancers don’t, but I like it one way, and I’ve learned to do it that way.
David Hallberg
Most dancers are very quiet.
Cyd Charisse
The highest heels I do are six-inch heels – but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes. Their feet are arched.
Christian Louboutin
Many dancers are content with the repertoire they’re given. Others are dissatisfied but don’t know why. Then there are a few like me that are curious and grab at everything. Can that curiosity thrive in the ballet world, or should it exist elsewhere? That’s the eternal question.
David Hallberg
I don’t think it’s about playing and singing, to be honest. That seems like old news, you know? I wasn’t thinking about that. I just think that’s in my body now. Dancers don’t think about their legs moving one way and their arms moving another. Over time, you incorporate that into your instrument.
Esperanza Spalding
I have a lot of relatives that were dancers and musicians and artists. They basically came out of the womb doing it.
Sarah Hay
You hang around actors, or dancers, the minute you sneeze, everybody has a remedy, and we’re all on a million different kinds of diets, and different kinds of things that we do for exercise.
Anna Deavere Smith
Professional dancers are known for their barely-there costumes.
Cheryl Burke
From 1961 to 1964, I was fortunate enough to work at a think tank in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. As a writer and editor, I reported in a publication about the thinkers. Our offices were in a former mansion; I worked in what had been the ballroom. As I sat typing my copy, I imagined the dancers waltzing.
Karen DeCrow
In Hindi cinema, the cabaret dancers were eased out when the heroines imbibed their mannerisms. This could happen in Malayalam cinema too.
Balachandra Menon
My dad photographed a lot of beautiful dancers. My mom was a dancer.
Ansel Elgort
I was on Kanye’s Yeezus tour as a dancer, but really, I was a Vanessa Beecroft model. I was one of the three ‘dancers’ who couldn’t dance and was more of an accessory than an individual. Vanessa was pretty involved. Her style is about a lot of standing. It’s very simple but haunting.
Kacy Hill
When I was 12, I was doing competitive jazz, tap and ballet in Michigan. The studio put the best dancers together, and I joined that. We always did really, really well in local competitions.
Jillian Rose Reed
Dancers can get to see almost everything now. When I used to go into companies to make a piece, the dancers had hardly ever seen my work. Now they can watch it on YouTube. It means they’re much faster at picking up material.
Wayne McGregor
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham
I have done research about people who think they’re doing movements and people – like Madonna and professional dancers – who are actually ‘performing’ movements. The people who can connect and perform during their workout get results way above and beyond the people who are just going through the motions.
Tracy Anderson
I want to take this art form to a whole new level in India so that kids say that they want to become dancers when they grow up.
Shakti Mohan
I always want to have more dancers in my company.
Alvin Ailey
Chorus Line’ opened things up a bit. Any show that’s successful does that. But ‘Chorus Line’ was about dancers.
Ann Reinking
Fonteyn was our first proper British ballerina, and fro

Fonteyn was our first proper British ballerina, and from the moment I started dancing, her image engulfed me. In my first year at the Royal Ballet School, Margot’s statue was outside my dormitory. Like generations of budding ballet dancers before me, I used to touch her middle finger for luck.
Darcey Bussell
I like dancers who demand of themselves to achieve, not just technically but also as performers.
Arlene Phillips
If I can play one note and make you cry, then that’s better than those fancy dancers playing twenty notes.
Robbie Robertson
For ‘Chicago,’ the dancers need to demonstrate an affinity for the Fosse style. Sometimes dancers come in with brilliant technique, but if the Fosse style isn’t easy for them, or it’s awkward for them, they won’t be right for this show.
Ann Reinking
I like dancers. I have a thing for girls who dance.
Shawn Mendes
I follow dancers like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce, as they are in my zone, but when it comes to Indian dancing, I am a huge Madhuri Dixit fan.
Disha Patani
I would do musicals in high school where there was dancing, and I would sing my verse, and then they would choreograph it so when I would take an eight-count to back up to the back of the stage while the other dancers covered me up because my body was totally… I was always in newborn-deer mode.
Betty Gilpin
I was one of the assistant dancers of ‘Race’ 10 years ago, and now I am one of the lead actors of ‘Race 3,’ where I have got a chance to share screen space with some of the legends of our country like Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan. I am overwhelmed.
Daisy Shah
I’m a really artistic person, and so, with the live stuff, there’s a lot that I think is really cool. Beyonce and Rihanna have all these dancers. So with the live costumes and video costumes, I’d really like to have my vision. The way that I want people to dress is very specific. I love fashion.
Billie Eilish
I’m not a musician, I can’t read music, but I came from a family of music fans. Not mad music fans, but people who like music. Both of my parents can play the piano. They were very good dancers, which I am not.
Robert Christgau
My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers.
Sandra Bullock
For ballet dancers, style is about melding personal expression with physical form.
Mary Helen Bowers
We put too much on contemporary dancers. A lot of them cannot change styles; a lot of them can’t do anything else other than run around the stage reaching and stretching in anguish to somebody off camera that I never understand who it is. But it’s the teenage angst they have to live with.
Nigel Lythgoe
I find that dancers are only well trained in ballet these days.
Twyla Tharp
My wife Juliana and I first saw Eurovision while on our honeymoon in Greece in 2006, and we were amazed by it. They basically recreate a music video onstage, and pyro cannons, LED video screens, background dancers, fireworks, costume changes, and wind machines are their tools.
Seamus Dever
I’m pretty gutsy. Dancers don’t think about things; they just do them.
Heather Morris
Ballet dancers really know how to enter a room.
Thelma Schoonmaker
There’s an innate feeling when I choreograph in juxtaposition to how I feel as a dancer. When I choreograph, I never really look into the mirror. But as dancers, we always check ourselves in the mirror. I do feel that when I choreograph, I am making a dance on my own body. Much of it is my own response to the music.
Justin Peck
In London, I live with one of the other ‘Strictly’ dancers, Amy Dowden. She got me a chocolate advent calendar and I had no idea what it was. I’d never seen one before!
Oti Mabuse
When I first moved to New York, I was friends with a lot of dancers – people from Merce Cunningham’s company and things like that.
Lee Ranaldo
It’s going to take a while before we see a real shift in the students and the dancers that are going into professional companies because it takes so many years of training, but I do think that there’s a new crop of dancers, of minority dancers that are entering into the ballet world.
Misty Copeland