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Ballet Dancer and Musical Choreographer George Balanchine

Stage Name

Birth Name

George Balanchine

Georgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze


         George was the son of famous Georgian composer Meliton Balanchivadze. Entered the Imperial School of Ballet at the age of ten and graduating in 1921. George was also a musician as well as a Chorographer, Producer and Director. Formed his own troupe when he started dancing with the Diaghileff company.

    Balanchine was instrumental in starting the 'Baby Ballerinas'. Balanchine formed his own company in 1933 called 'Les Ballets'. Invited to the US in 1934/35 to organize the American Ballet company and the School of American Ballet. Balanchine was heavily influenced by Marius Petipa with most of his choreography being abstract. Balanchine choreographed many Broadway Musicals which was pretty much the start of Ballet choreography in Broadway .
 

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

St. Petersburg, Russia 1/22/1904 - 4/30/1983 Tamara Geva (?-1926) n/a
        Vera Zorina (1938)      
          Maria Tallcheif (1946)      
          Tanaquil Le Clercq (1952)      

Ballets

Dance Partners

1925 - Barabau 1934 - Alma Mater Alexandria Danilova
1925 - Pastorale 1934 - Serenade Irina Baranova
1926 - Jack In The Box 1934 - Transcendence Suzanne Farrell
1926 - Triumph of Neptune 1934 - Reminiscences Tamara
1926 - The Nightingale 1934 - The Bat Tamara Geva
1927 - La Chatte 1935? - Orpheus Tamara Toumanova
1928 - Apollon Musagate 1935 - Card Party      
1928 - Gods Go A Begging 1941 - Concerto Barocco      
1929 - Le Bal 1941 - Ballet Imperial      
1929 - Le Fils Prodigue 1944 - Waltz Academy

Music

1932 - Le Bourgeois 1946 - Danses Concertantes Ballanchine Album (CD)
1932 - La Concurrence 1946 - Night Shadow      
1932 - Cotillion $ 1946 Four Temperments      
1933 - Mozartiana 1947 - Palais de Cristal      
1933 - Errante Chaconne      
1933 - Songes            
1933 - Les Sept Peches Capitaux            
           

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a 44th St Theater (1942) 1935 - Alma Matter
      46th St Theatre (1942) 1935 - Dreams
      Adelphi Theatre (1935) 1935 - Reminiscence
      Alvin Theatre (1938) 1935 - Serenade
      Broadhurst Theater (1940) 1935 - Transcendence
      Broadway Theatre (1946) 1936 - On Your Toes
      Ethel Barrymore Theatre (1947) 1937 - Babes In Arms
      Imperial Theater (1936) 1938 - I Married An Angel
      Majestic Theater (1937) 1938 - The Boys from Syracuse
      Martin Beck Theatre (1940) 1940 - Cabin in the Sky
      National Theater (1943) 1940 - Keep Off The Grass
      New Century Theater (1945) 1940 - Louisiana Purchase
      Royale Theatre (1951) 1942 - Rosalinda
      Shubert Theater (1937) 1942 - The Lady Comes Across
      St James Theatre (1948) 1943 - The Merry Widow
      Virginia Theater (1983) 1943 - What's Up!
            1944 - Dream with Music
            1944 - Song of Norway
            1945 - Mr. Strauss Goes to Boston
            1946 - Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
            1947 - The Chocolate Soldier
            1947 - The Telephone
            1948 - Where's Charley
            1951 - Courtin' Time
            1951 - Romeo and Juliet
            1954 - On Your Toes
            1963 - Nutcracker ( NYC Ballet)
            1983 - On Your Toes ( Chor)

Films

Publications

1941 - The Goldwyn Follies 1933 - Les Ballets by Jane Pritchard
1941 - On Your Toes 1/23/1954 - Time Magazine
I Was An Adventuress 1954 - New Stories of Great Ballets by Ballanchine.
2000 - A midsummer night's dream (Chor) 6/11/1965 - Life Magazine
More on Ballanchine at Amazon.com 1983 - Balachines Ballerinas By Robert Tracy
6 Ballanchine Ballerinas [DVD] ( Ballanchine) 7/1983 - Vogue Magazine
Arabesque [DVD] ( Ballanchine) 1985 - Balachine - Making of a master piece
Ballanchine Dance in America [DVD] (1977) 101 Stories of the Ballet by Ballanchine
Ballanchine Dance in America [DVD] (1978) Complete Stories of the Ballet by Ballanchine
Ballanchine: Dance in America [DVD]| I | II | III | Book: Ballanchine Biography
Ballanchine: Library [DVD] ( Ballanchine) Book: George Ballanchine: Ballet Master
Ballanchine's Nutcracker [DVD] Book: Stravinsky and Balanchine
Best of Ballanchine Gift Set [DVD]      
Dancing for Mr. B. [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Davids bundler tanze [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Essay Arabe [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Passi and Atti [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Port de Bras & epaulemnet [DVD]      
Prodigal Son [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Robert Schu [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Select from Jewels [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Suzanne Farrell - Elusive Muse [DVD]      
The Ballanchine Essays [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Tzigane [DVD] ( Ballanchine)      
Video Dictionary of Classical Ballet [DVD]      

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