George Balanchine
George BalanchineJanuary 9, 1904 - April 30, 1983
George Balanchine (born Giorgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze, Georgian: გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Russian: Гео́ргий Баланчива́дзе) (January 22 [O.S. January 9] 1904 – April 30, 1983) was one of the 20th century's most prolific 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"....

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