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Dancers Index: J

Streetswings Dancer History Archives index lists J. This page lists legendary/ famous dancers from the past that start with the Letter J. There are thousands of dance information pages on this site ... If not on this list try using the search feature above, It may not be listed here yet.
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Last Name First Name Location Notes, Performed etc. Dance Partners, Misc. Dances Done Dates
Jacana Sisters n/a London Palace Theatre 12/26/1944 n/a Dancers De Luxe 1944's
Jackson Bee (Bea) New York? A Charleston Champion n/a Charleston | Black Bottom | Varsity Drag 1926's
Jackson Bill n/a T.O.B.A circuit? | Blackface n/a Dancer - Comedian 1920's
Jackson Ethel n/a Merry Widow Operetta Donald Brian Merry Widow Waltz 1908's
Jackson James n/a aka: Pot | Pan and Skillet Gene Ware and Ernest Mayhand Acrobatic | Comedy 1930's
Jackson Jigsaw New York aka: The Human Corkscrew | Cotton Club Show Real Name: Brady Jackson Eccentric | Acrobatic and Contortionist (A 'Freak Dancer') 1938
Jackson Laurence Baltimore, MA. aka: Higland Hihlanders | the Six Merry Scotchmen aka: The Four Buds | Baby Lawrence. | Real Name: Laurence Donald Jackson Tap | Jazz | Singer 1921-1974
Jackson Sam n/a FilMarried: Amelie aka: Peg Leg Sam Johnson Tap Dancer 1940's
Jacobs Porky Los Angeles, CA. 1935 Derby Show Marathon Roma Terry Marathon 1935's
Jalna n/a n/a Born To Dance | Riviera aka: Georges and Jalna Ballroom | Latin 1936's
Jalomacis Emanuel de Rabbi Ancona aka: Two Jews from Ancona | Teacher for the Pope Grescion Azziz Ballet | Court | Saltarello 1775's
Jamal Sisters n/a Broadway | Latin Quarter n/a Oriental | Harem | Belly dance 1958's
James Leon New Jersey Cabin In The Sky | 1960's DuPont TV Hour Whitey's Lindy Hoppers | Wila Mae Rickter | Shorty Snowden Trio Lindy | Jitterbug | Jazz | Big Apple | Charleston 4/1913-11/1970
Jamison Judith Philadelphia, PA. Alvin Ailey n/a Ballet | Modern | Jazz b.5/10/1944
Jane Lulu n/a Vaudeville, comedy, singer, dancer | Married: Mr. Wilson Retired in early 1930's Dancer-Singer 1892-11/27/1955
Janis Elsie n/a Passing Show of 1915 | The Fair Coed | Silver Slipper 1919 Century Girl Ballin' The Jack | Solo Waltz 1915's
Janis John n/a Dansants | Clubs Ann Page Fan Waltz | Novelty Foxtrot | Tango 1910's
Jarrott John New York Introduced the Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear | Rey Jones Cafe Louise Alexander | Joan Sawyer | Louise Greunning Ballroom | Apache | Turkey Trot | Grizzly Bear 1893-1966
Jarvis Walter Did an act called: 'the Tango Teacher' n/a Tango 1914's
Jaun | San Olga New York n/a Fred Astaire Ballroom | Waltz b.3/16/1927-
Juarez Juanita USA Copa Cabana Review [1950s] aka: Los Hermanos | Williams and Juanita Juarez Male and Female Dance Team 1950's
Jefferson Thomas Virginia? Third U.S President of USA n/a Ballroom | Waltz 1743-1826
Jenkins n/a n/a Africana [1927] | Act: Dressed as Street Cleaners with Brooms aka: Glenn and Jenkins Eccentric dancers 1927's
Jeter Irma n/a Moonlight in Vermont Jivin' Jacks and Jill's Swing Dance 1942's
Jerry and Turk n/a n/a Copied Red and Struggy routines 2 male Lindy Hop Lindy Hop | Burlesque 1930's
Jew William, the Italy Renaissance Dance Master aka: Guglielmo Ballet | Court etc. 1440's
Jinishian Mari n/a 1945 1001 Nights | 1947 Diosa arrodillada, La n/a Oriental dance | Temple Dancer | Bayaderes | Choreographer 1945's
Johnny (Taylor) and Kenney n/a 1947 Harlem Rhythm aka: Johnny and Kenny Choreographer ? 1940's
Johnson n/a n/a Africana [1927] aka: Black Dots | Johnson and Taylor Tap | Black Bottom 1927's
Johnson Arlene-Miles n/a Partner was Joseph Bage aka: Jan and Arlene. Ballet ? 1930's
Johnson Charles Kentucky The Creole Show Dora Dean Cakewalk 1914's
Johnson Dariel n/a Moonlight in Vermont Jivin' Jacks and Jill's Swing Dance 1942's
Johnson Dot n/a The Big Timers | Danced with Tiny Bunch | Whitey's Lindy Hoppers Real Name: Dorothy Moses-Johnson Lindy Hop 1930's
Johnson Howard 'Stretch' Orange, NY Cotton Club | Uncle James Anderson | Founder of The Amsterdam News | sister: Winnie | daughters: Wini, Lisa, and Wendy) aka: Three Johnsons | Real Name: Howard Eugene Johnson | Married: Martha Sherman | Cotton Club Boys | Bobby,Winnie Eccentric | Tap | Lindy Hop | Writer | Lecturer | Activist (WWII Leg injury stopped him from dancing) 1/30/1915-6/12/2000
Johnson and Johnson n/a Murder w/ Music [1947] n/a n/a 1941's
Johnson Ken British Guiana Oh Daddy [1939] | Real name: Kenrick Reginald Huymans Johnson aka: Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson Snakehips | Eccentric | Tap | Jazz | Musician b.9/10/1914
Johnson Winnie Orange, NY Cotton Club (Uncle | James Anderson | the founder of The Amsterdam News | Brother Howard) aka: Three Johnsons | A Featured dancer at Cotton Club | Bobby | Howard Tap | Jazz | Chorus 1930's
Johnston William Toronto, CA 1898 World Schottisch Champion Beat: F.H Whitlaw Schottisch 1899's
Jolson Al New York n/a n/a Tap | Jazz 1930's?
Jonay Roberta Pennsylvania Here Come The Waves | Variety Girl Guy Zanette Specialty Dancer? 10/15/1921-3/19/1976
Jones Byron n/a Dixie to Broadway [1923] Lou Keane | Johnny Nit Dancers 1923's
Jones Dixie California danced in Night Clubs n/a West Coast Swing (Excellent Rhythm Dancer) 1950's
Jones Joe n/a Danced with Whitman Sisters (1922 age 7) | Four Little Words n/a Tap b.1915?
Jones Leroy 'Stretch' New York Savoy | Apollo | Renaissance Ballroom | Cotton Club Shorty George Trio | Edith | Little Bea Lindy Hop | (won Apollo Lindy Contest in 1934) 1930's
Jones Leroy n/a 1980 Xanadu n/a Xanadu Jazz? 1980's
Jones Willie St. Kitts Part Of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers | Knickerbocker Holiday 1938 n/a Lindy Hop b.1910
Jordan Bobby Harrison, NY Dead End Kids Married: Lee Tap Dance | Actor 4/1/1923-9/10/1965
Jordan Shirley New Jersey? n/a n/a Lindy Hop | Charleston 1920's
Joslin Bill California Instructor | Competitor | WCS Dancer | Judge Carolyn Frey West Coast Swing | Latin | Carolina Shag | Balboa | Jig Trot 1970's
Joyce Bobby USA Partner: Ginger danced at the Oriental Room in Chicago 12/11/1942 Jitterbug | Jive 1942's
Joyce Lucia Trieste n/a n/a n/a b.1907
Joyce Peggy Hopkins n/a aka: Marguerite Upton n/a n/a 1893-1957
Juba Master Providence, R.I. see: William Henry Lane | Vauxhall Gardens | Congo Square n/a Tap | Clog | Buck | Jig | Breakdown 1825-1862
Judge Arline Bridgeport, CT. a Jimmy Durante dancer Married: 8 Times | Married: George Ross III Dancer | Actress 2/21/1912-2/7/1974
Jugo Jenny Steinmark, Austria 1927 Cassanova aka: Eugenie Walker Specialty Dance? b.6/14/1905
Jukoff Leonide Russia Dance Movies n/a Ballet b.1891
Jullian Cora France? n/a n/a Ballet 1904's
June Dorothy n/a Star Night Sweetheart of the Coconut Grove Tap | Acrobatic 1930's
Junger Esther New York Spring In Brazil | Billy Rose | Life Begins 8:30 | Night Clubs Ofelia and Pimento Ballet | Modern Dance 1930's
Taylor June California? Jackie Gleason (TV) aka: June Taylor Dancers Dance Group for TV 1950-60's?