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George Balanchine

1904 - 1983

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George Balanchine (; born Georgiy Melitonovich Balanchivadze; Georgian: გიორგი მელიტონის ძე ბალანჩივაძე; January 22, 1904 (O. S. January 9) – April 30, 1983) was an ethnically Georgian American ballet choreographer who was one of the most influential 20th-century choreographers. Styled as the father of American ballet, he co-founded the New York City Ballet and remained its artistic director for more than 35 years. His choreography is characterized by plotless ballets with minimal costume and décor, performed to classical and neoclassical music.Born in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Balanchine has received more than 1,360,228 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). George Balanchine is the 18th most popular dancer (up from 19th in 2019), the 322nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 293rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Dancer.

George Balanchine is most famous for being the founder of the New York City Ballet.

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Among dancers, George Balanchine ranks 18 out of 76Before him are Maya Plisetskaya, Marie Taglioni, Martha Graham, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jean-Georges Noverre, and Michel Fokine. After him are Galina Ulanova, Alicia Alonso, Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Bronislava Nijinska, and Liane de Pougy.

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Among people born in 1904, George Balanchine ranks 44Before him are Louis Néel, Nikolai Ostrovsky, Odilo Globočnik, Antonín Novotný, Alejo Carpentier, and Clifford D. Simak. After him are Lucile Randon, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Karl Rahner, John Gielgud, Héctor Castro, and Moshé Feldenkrais. Among people deceased in 1983, George Balanchine ranks 25Before him are George Cukor, Gerhard Barkhorn, Buckminster Fuller, Alfred Tarski, John Fante, and Anna Seghers. After him are Aleksandar Ranković, Muddy Waters, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Ulf von Euler, Robert Aldrich, and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, George Balanchine ranks 322 out of 3,262Before him are Alexej von Jawlensky (1864), Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), Georgy Chicherin (1872), Alexandre Kojève (1902), and Ilia II of Georgia (1933). After him are Johann Georg Hamann (1730), Simeon of Moscow (1316), Leonid Hurwicz (1917), Eduard Khil (1934), Igor Smirnov (1941), and Nikolay Pirogov (1810).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, George Balanchine ranks 5Before him are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Anna Pavlova (1881), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), and Michel Fokine (1880). After him are Galina Ulanova (1910), Tamara Karsavina (1885), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Lev Ivanov (1834), Alexander Godunov (1949), Léonide Massine (1896), and Lydia Lopokova (1892).