George Balanchine

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine Full Name: George Balanchine


Profession: Ballet Choreographer
Why Famous: One of the 20th century's most prolific and famous choreographers. Styled as the father of American ballet, he took the standards and technique from his education at the Imperial Ballet School and fused it with other schools of movement that he had adopted during his tenure as a guest choreographer on Broadway and in Hollywood, creating his signature "neoclassical style".

Born: January 22, 1904
Birthplace: St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: April 30, 1983 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of George Balanchine

  • 1933-06-07 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

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