Ok I will admit it. I had no clue who George Balanchine was, but Angie requested I find a record. So, I did! George Balanchine, born Giorgi Balanchivadze, was one of the 20th century's most famous choreographers, a developer of ballet in the United States and the co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet. I was able to find a record from the 1959 Weston Connecticut City Directory. At the time George Balanchine was doing what he loved best, teaching dance in New York. Below is a copy of page 549 of the city directory. Thanks for the education Angie!
Source: ancestry.com


08/10/2012 8:52pm

Love this one! George Balanchine was and still is a huge influence on dance in the U.S. He invented a style of ballet that is widely used across North America. One of my all time favorite roles was Titania in Balanchine's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ballet.

08/11/2012 7:25am

Good information.


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