George Balanchine

Often styled as the father of American ballet, George Balanchine was one of the most prolific and famous dance choreographers of the 20th century, as well as co-founder of the School of American Ballet and the New York ... Read more »
Born: 01/22/1904 in Russia

Filmography

Actor (2)

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
other (1)

I Was an Adventuress (Movie)

(Choreography)
Other (17)

Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine's 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Center Stage 2000 (Movie)

choreography of Stars and Stripes (Choreographer)

A Renaissance Revisited 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Choreographer

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker 1993 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Balanchine in America 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Dancing For Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Choreographer

American Ballet Theatre 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Choreography By Balanchine, Part I 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Choreography by Balanchine, Part II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Coppelia 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Dance Theatre of Harlem 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Choreographer

The Turning Point 1977 (Movie)

choreography("Pas de Deux") (Choreographer)

The Pennsylvania Ballet 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Three By Balanchine 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Often styled as the father of American ballet, George Balanchine was one of the most prolific and famous dance choreographers of the 20th century, as well as co-founder of the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. His work under Sergei Diaghilev as the ballet master of the Ballets Russes had an inescapable influence on modern dance in all its forms, both traditional ballet and the more experimental dance styles that followed. In particular, he helped popularize serious dance as a popular art form through his work on Broadway and in grand Hollywood musicals.

EDUCATION

Imperial Ballet School

1921

Milestones

1983

Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his cult

1978

Receipient of Kennedy Center Honors

1948

Founded the New York City Ballet

1934

Founded the School of American Ballet

Bonus Trivia

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Often considered the "Father of American Ballet"

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