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George Balanchine

Dancer (22-Jan-1904 — 30-Apr-1983)


Robert Gottlieb. George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker. New York: Harper Collins. 2004.

Charles M. Joseph. Stravinsky & Balanchine: A Journey of Invention. Yale University Press. 2002. 440pp.

Moira Shearer. Balletmaster: A Dancer's View of George Balanchine. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1986. 176pp.

Bernard Taper. Balanchine: A Biography. New York: Times Books. 1984. 438pp.

Terry Teachout. All In The Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace and Company. 2004.

Solomon Volkov. Balanchine's Tchailovsky: Interviews with George Balanchine. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1985. 252pp. Based on a series of 33 interviews with Balanchine.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.55)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.36)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.32)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.40)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.94)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.57)

  12. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.461)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.36)

  14. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.27)

  15. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.35)

  16. International Who's Who 1960 (p.52)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.161)

  18. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.25)

  19. Legends in Their Own Time (p.15)

  20. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.33)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.78)

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