an experienced community performer or entertainer, particularly a singer or dancer.
one with creative pretensions.
a public performer, specifically of tune or dance
One peculiarly dexterous and stylish in virtually any work, as an opera dancer, a hairdresser, a cook.
One who is peculiarly dexterous or skilful within the training of some art not one of fine arts; one who makes an art of their work, as a dancer, a hair-dresser, or a cook: identical to artist, 2 and 4.