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The Female Dancers of Today

As part of our final group of this year's celebration of Women's History Month, we're shining a spotlight on women who are currently making their mark on the dance world. While there are so many incredible dancers we could highlight, some of our favorites include Julianne Hough, Danielle Agami, Chloé Albaret, Bobbi Jene Smith, Marlee Hightower, and Diana Matos.


Julianne Hough:

From her early days as a standout on "Dancing with the Stars" to her flourishing career as a dancer, actress, and singer, Julianne Hough has emerged as a multifaceted force in the world of entertainment. With her electrifying performances and infectious charisma, Hough has captivated audiences around the globe, showcasing her versatility across a wide range of dance styles. Beyond her achievements on stage and screen, she serves as an inspiration to aspiring dancers everywhere, proving that passion, determination, and talent can propel you to extraordinary heights.




Danielle Agami:

As the founder and artistic director of Ate9 Dance Company, Danielle Agami has carved out a distinct niche in the world of contemporary dance. Known for her bold choreographic choices and fearless exploration of movement, Agami challenges conventions and pushes boundaries with each new creation. Through works like "Calling Glenn" and "mouth to mouth," she invites audiences to experience dance in its purest form, transcending language and culture to connect on a deeply human level. Agami's visionary approach to dance continues to inspire and provoke thought.



Chloé Albaret:

Born in France in 1990, she discovered her passion for dance at 15. After training at Mondap’Art in Nîmes, France, she joined Ballet Junior of Geneva in Switzerland in 2008, followed by Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in 2010. She worked with esteemed choreographers and won the Dutch dance award "Zwaan" in 2020. Since leaving NDT in 2022, Albaret freelances as a dancer, rehearsal director, and international guest teacher across Europe. Whether dancing classical repertoire or contemporary works, she imbues each role with depth and emotion, breathing new life into timeless stories and characters.


Bobbi Jene Smith:

A true embodiment of passion and dedication, Bobbi Jene Smith has blazed a trail as a dancer, choreographer, and educator. Rising to prominence as a principal dancer with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company, Smith has earned acclaim for her electrifying performances and innovative choreography. She pushes the boundaries of movement and expression, challenging audiences to rethink their perceptions of dance. Smith's commitment to her craft and her fearless pursuit of artistic truth continue to inspire dancers around the world to push beyond their limits and embrace their authenticity.


Marlee Hightower:

Marlee Hightower, born in Bakersfield, CA in 1999, began dancing at age 3 in Indianapolis, IN, showing early dedication to ballet, jazz, and tumbling. In 2010, her group "Studio One, Young Beast Society" made history on America's Got Talent, reaching the top 5. Afterward, Marlee delved into choreography, gaining recognition for her YouTube dance videos. Signing with Bloc in 2013, she appeared in commercials and danced with Janet Jackson on her tour. In 2015, her family opened Motiv Dance Studio in Orlando, where she co-directs Motiv Crew. Beyond dance, Marlee explores visual art as a form of therapy, aiming to inspire others to express their true selves through art and dance.


Diana Matos:

Diana Matos, a powerhouse performer and choreographer, has made her mark on the contemporary dance scene with her fearless artistry and unwavering commitment to storytelling. As a founding member of Motus the Company, Matos has collaborated with artists from around the world to create immersive, emotionally resonant works that push the boundaries of movement and expression. Matos has been working as a professional dancer since the age of 16, and has worked with award-winning artists such as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Usher, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, J.Lo, Normani, and more.


Through their artistry and dedication, Julianne Hough, Danielle Agami, Chloé Albaret, Bobbi Jene Smith, Marlee Hightower, and Diana Matos have enriched the world of dance, leaving an impression that will endure for years to come. We hope you've stayed inspired this month and continue to look at their work and share your own favorite female dancers well beyond this month!

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