“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
George Balanchine (Russian Dancer)
Date of Birth:
January 22, 1904
Date of Death:
April 30, 1983
George Balanchine , born Giorgi Melitonis dze Balanchivadze in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Georgian parents, was one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers, a pioneer of ballet in the United States and co-founder of New York City Ballet: his work created modern ballet, based on his deep knowledge of classical forms and techniques. He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he did not illustrate music but expressed it in dance and worked extensively with Igor Stravinsky, his contemporary.