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 Washington Ballet will present an eclectic repertoire featuring Trey McIntyre's Blue Until June set to music made famous by blues diva Etta James; Nacho Duato's organic and lush Na Floresta; Allegro Brillante by ballet legend George Balanchine; and a classical pas de deux.
The George Balanchine Foundation has posted the Balanchine Catalogue, with a searchable database of his 425 ballets and other work, online at
Merrill Ashley, former star of New York City Ballet, was one of the last ballerinas to be entirely trained by George Balanchine himself.
He persuaded underemployed choreographer George Balanchine to relocate to this country and redirect his legendary career.
Although shown on PBS earlier this year, this first commercially released performance of George Balanchine's plotless, full-evening work proudly earns a place in the permanent libraries of both casual balletomanes and veteran admirers of the choreographer.
1963, NEW YORK George Balanchine creates Bugaku, a dance about ritualized seduction, for Allegra Kent and Edward Villella.