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New York City Ballet

(Encyclopedia) New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the foremost American dance companies of the 20th and 21st cents. It was founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine…

Eglevsky, André

(Encyclopedia) Eglevsky, André ändrā´ ĕg´lĕvskē [key], 1917–77, Russian–American dancer; b. Moscow. He trained in France and made his debut (1931) in London. Eglevsky danced (1939–42)…

Kirstein, Lincoln

(Encyclopedia) Kirstein, Lincoln kûr´stīn, kĭr´– [key], 1907–96, American dance and theater executive and writer, b. Rochester, N.Y. One of the most significant figures in 20th cent.…

Villella, Edward

(Encyclopedia) Villella, Edward, 1936–, American ballet dancer, b. Long Island, N.Y. Villella studied at George Balanchine 's School of American Ballet, joining the New…

Farrell, Suzanne

(Encyclopedia) Farrell, Suzanne fâr´əl , 1945–, American ballet dancer, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, as Roberta Sue Ficker. After studying in her hometown and at the School of American…

Robbins, Jerome

(Encyclopedia) Robbins, Jerome, 1918–98, American choreographer and dancer, b. New York City as Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz. Robbins began his career dancing in musicals (1937). In 1940 he…

d'Amboise, Jacques

(Encyclopedia) d'Amboise, Jacques zhäk dămbwäz´ [key], 1934–, American dancer and choreographer, b. Dedham, Mass. One of the finest male dancers of his era, d'Amboise became…

Mitchell, Arthur

(Encyclopedia) Mitchell, Arthur, 1934–, American dancer, b. New York City. Mitchell studied in New York City and appeared on Broadway and with various companies at home and abroad. He…

Drew, Robert Lincoln

(Encyclopedia) Drew, Robert Lincoln, 1924–2014, American documentary filmmaker, b. Toledo, Ohio. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, he worked for Life…

Peck, Justin

(Encyclopedia) Peck, Justin, 1987–, American ballet dancer and choreographer, b. Washington, D.C. He trained at New York City Ballet's School of American Ballet, where he was…