George Balanchine

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Noun1.George Balanchine - United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
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George Balanchine, and the rich body of work he created, might be considered the gold standard for serious ballet students.
The ballet became a Christmas tradition in America after George Balanchine choreographed a version of it in 1954 in his first full-length work for the New York City Ballet.
Founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet is one of the largest classical ballet companies in the world, maintaining a roster of nearly 90 dancers trained in the classical style.
The George Balanchine Foundation has posted the Balanchine Catalogue, with a searchable database of his 425 ballets and other work, online at www.
After a six-year absence, New York City Ballet returns to the Southland to celebrate the birth of the company's legendary choreographer and co-founder, the late George Balanchine, who revolutionized ballet by creating a modern American style.
Merrill Ashley, former star of New York City Ballet, was one of the last ballerinas to be entirely trained by George Balanchine himself.
Think: Beverly Sills hosts this special ``Live From Lincoln Center'' tribute to choreographer George Balanchine, who died in 1983.
He persuaded underemployed choreographer George Balanchine to relocate to this country and redirect his legendary career.
The company, like many others across the country, is also commemorating the 100th birthday of Mitchell's mentor, the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, co-founder of New York City Ballet.