Definition of Balanchine, George in English:

Balanchine, George

proper noun

  • (1904–83), Russian-born US ballet dancer and choreographer; born Georgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze. He was chief choreographer of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes during the 1920s, and in 1934 he cofounded the company which later became the New York City Ballet. Notable ballets: The Firebird (1949) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1962).


Balanchine, George

/ˈbälanˌ(t)SHēn/ /ˈbɑlænˌ(t)ʃin/