Don’t Just Stand There, Bust A Move: Famous Folks Who Started Off As Dancers

April 23, 2014 ‐ By

Dancing, dancing, dancing…these folks are dancing machiiiiiines.

Corny, I know, but it’s true. The 11 famous folks on this list might be known now for their acting, rapping or singing abilities, but they were once ballerinas, break dancers and just lovers of dance in general.

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Michael K. Williams

Yes, the man who was once known for playing Omar on The Wire busted quite the move on more than one occasion. He used to dance background for George Michael and Madonna, and he even choreographed the music video for Crystal Water’s “100% Pure Love.”

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  • Maile00

    Vin and Wesley were shockers!

    • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

      I remember Wesley from MJ’s “Bad” video…trying to remember if he did any dancing in it though…

      • tarrilove

        No, I don’t think so. That was a good video, Michael Scorsese directed. That’s when videos premiered it was a huge event.

  • hollyw

    Whaaaat?! Omar from The Wire wad actually dancing for George Michael?? Wait, no, that actually makes sense…

    • Bootney Lee Farnsworth

      Omar was a popular breakdancer in Flatbush, Brooklyn back in the day.

      • hollyw

        Lol I believe it!