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George Balanchine (1904–1983)


George Balanchine was a Georgian-American ballet dancer and one of the foremost choreographers of the 20th century. Regarded as the founder of American ballet, he established and led the New York City Ballet for more than three decades. Balanchine was born Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze, the son of Meliton Balanchivadze, a noted Georgian ... See full bio »
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Playhouse 90 Miscellaneous Crew
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The Goldwyn Follies Miscellaneous Crew
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I Was an Adventuress Miscellaneous Crew
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 1978-2011 Live From Lincoln Center (TV Series) (choreographer - 3 episodes)
- Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1986) ... (choreographer)
- New York City Ballet: Coppelia (1978) ... (choreographer)
 2011 Jewels (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 2007 Sogno di una notte di mezza estate (Video) (choreographer)
 2006 Ballerina (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer - Diamonds segment, Rubies segment) / (choreographer - Diamonds segment)
 2001 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) (choreographer: ballet "Apollon Musagète")
 2000 George Balanchine's Jewels (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 2000 Great Performances (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- 'Jewels' from the Paris Opera Ballet (2000) ... (choreographer)
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1993 The Nutcracker (choreographer)
 1984 American Ballet Theatre at the Met (TV Special) (choreographer: "Sylvia")
 1983 He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (Documentary) (choreographer)
 1979 Baryshnikov at the White House (TV Movie) (choreographer: "Harlequinade")
 1977 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes)
- Choreography by Balanchine: Part 2 (1977) ... (choreographer)
- Choreography by Balanchine: Part 1 (1977) ... (choreographer)
 1977 The Turning Point (choreographer: "Tchaikovskyv Pas de deux")
 1975 McCloud (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Man with the Golden Hat (1975) ... (choreographer: 'Variations de Ballet')
 1974 Violon Concerto (Short) (choreographer)
 1974 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Harlequinade (1974) ... (choreographer)
 1959-1968 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (choreographer - 5 episodes)
- Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968) ... (choreographer)
- Episode #6.2 (1963) ... (choreographer)
- Episode #5.5 (1963) ... (choreographer)
- American Festival (1959) ... (choreographer)
 1967 A Midsummer Night's Dream (choreographer)
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1962 Festival (TV Series) (choreography - 1 episode)
- Stravinsky at 80 (1962) ... (choreography)
 1961 Omnibus (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- A Midwinter Night's Dream (1961) ... (choreographer)
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Nutcracker (1958) ... (choreographer)
 1957 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Nutcracker (1957) ... (choreographer)
 1956 NBC Television Opera Theatre (TV Series) (staged by - 1 episode)
- The Magic Flute (1956) ... (staged by)
 1951 La valse (Documentary short) (choreographer)
 1944 Follow the Boys (dance director - uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm (choreographer for miss zorina)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress (dances staged by)
 1939 We Are Not Alone (coach: ballet, Jane Bryan - uncredited)
 1939 On Your Toes (dance director)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies (ballet: conceived and staged by)
 1929 Dark Red Roses (choreographer: Russian ballet)
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He choreographed Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Theme and Variaions," with Tudor's choreographed Schoenberg's ballet, "Pillar of Fire," Petipa's choreographed Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Pas De Deux from The Sleeping Beauty," and Agnes De Mille's choreographed Aaron Copland's ballet, "Rodeo," in an American National Ballet Theatre ... See more »

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Trivia:

The co-founder of the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, he choreographed more than 80 works with his NYCB company. See more »

Trademark:

Lighter costumes, faster movements, plotless ballet pieces. His dancers moved brilliantly.

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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