Definition of Professional dancer
1. Noun. A performer who dances professionally.
Specialized synonyms: Ballet Dancer, Ballet Master, Ballet Mistress, Belly Dancer, Exotic Belly Dancer, Exotic Dancer, Chorine, Chorus Girl, Showgirl, Dance Master, Dancing-master, Hoofer, Stepper, Kachina, Nautch Girl, Tap Dancer, Tapper, Taxi Dancer
Generic synonyms: Performer, Performing Artist
Specialized synonyms: Alicia Alonso, Alonso, Astaire, Fred Astaire, Balanchine, George Balanchine, Baryshnikov, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cunningham, Merce Cunningham, Agnes De Mille, Agnes George De Mille, De Mille, Duncan, Isadora Duncan, Dame Margot Fonteyn, Fonteyn, Graham, Martha Graham, Jamison, Judith Jamison, Karsavina, Tamara Karsavina, Eugene Curran Kelly, Gene Kelly, Kelly, Dame Alicia Markova, Lilian Alicia Marks, Markova, Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin, Leonide Fedorovitch Massine, Massine, Arthur Mitchell, Mitchell, Lola Montez, Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Montez, Nijinsky, Vaslav Nijinsky, Waslaw Nijinsky, Nureyev, Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Pavlova, Pavlova, Ginger Rogers, Rogers, Virginia Katherine Mcmath, Virginia Mcmath, Salome, Shawn, Ted Shawn, Moira Shearer, Shearer, Ruth Saint Denis, Ruth St. Denis, Saint Denis, St. Denis, Maria Tallchief, Tallchief, Tharp, Twyla Tharp, Antony Tudor, Tudor, Galina Sergeevna Ulanova, Galina Ulanova, Ulanova, Gaetan Vestris, Vestris
Derivative terms: Dance, Dance
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Literary usage of Professional dancer
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1. Workers of the Nation: An Encyclopedia of the Occupations of the American by Gilson Willets (1903)
"... Performance Houses—Vaudeville Performers—Organizations of Vaudeville Performers —Dramatic Schools and Training for the Stage—The professional dancer—The ..."
2. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"A female professional dancer or dancing teacher. ballerino (bal-lè-rë'-nô) It. n. A male professional dancer or dancing teacher. ..."
3. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1996-1997 by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"A college education is not essential to obtaining employment as a professional dancer. In fact, ballet dancers who postpone their first audition until ..."
4. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1921)
"... that in one instance an employee of the Folsom Company who was also a professional dancer who secured engagements at public dance halls was repeatedly ..."
5. The Antique Greek Dance, After Sculptured and Painted Figures by Maurice Emmanuel (1916)
"The new Nike is a professional dancer ; her poses are elegant, her arms take on the most gracious curves (Figs. Hi. 152, 253). ..."