DANCER

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 a 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 1,046,210 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). George Balanchine is the 19th most popular dancer (down from 18th in 2019), the 294th most popular biography from Russia (up from 330th in 2019) and the 6th 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

Among dancers, George Balanchine ranks 19 out of 75Before him are Marie Taglioni, Bobby Farrell, Jean-Georges Noverre, Michel Fokine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Galina Ulanova. After him are Mary Wigman, Alicia Alonso, Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Merce Cunningham, and Pierre Beauchamp.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1904, George Balanchine ranks 42Before him are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Joseph Campbell, Werner Forssmann, Ève Curie, George F. Kennan, and Louis Néel. After him are Karl Rahner, Clifford D. Simak, Héctor Castro, John Gielgud, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and Donald O. Hebb. Among people deceased in 1983, George Balanchine ranks 25Before him are Gloria Swanson, John Fante, George Cukor, Albert Claude, Ulf von Euler, and Anna Seghers. After him are Muddy Waters, Aleksandar Ranković, Luis Monti, Robert Aldrich, Georges Auric, and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, George Balanchine ranks 294 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan II of Moscow (1326), Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (1832), Kirill Meretskov (1897), Dmitry Ustinov (1908), Andrei Grechko (1903), and Galina Ulanova (1910). After him are Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia (1871), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Eduard Khil (1934), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), and Andrei Konchalovsky (1937).

Among DANCERS In Russia

Among dancers born in Russia, George Balanchine ranks 6Before him are Rudolf Nureyev (1938), Anna Pavlova (1881), Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Michel Fokine (1880), and Galina Ulanova (1910). After him are Tamara Karsavina (1885), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Léonide Massine (1896), Alexander Godunov (1949), Lev Ivanov (1834), and Vladimir Vasiliev (1940).