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 (băl′ən-chēn′, băl′ən-chēn′), George Originally Georgi Balanchivadze. 1904-1983.
Russian-born American ballet director and choreographer who became artistic director of the New York City Ballet in 1948 and choreographed more than 100 ballets, including Firebird (1949) and Don Quixote (1965).


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(Biography) George. 1904–83, US choreographer, born in Russia


(ˈbæl ənˌtʃin)

George, 1904–83, U.S. choreographer, born in Russia.
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Noun1.Balanchine - United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
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