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George Balanchine
January 9, 1904 - April 30, 1983
Nationality: Russian
Category: Dancer
Subcategory: Russian Dancer

In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.


God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.


Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.


In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.


The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.


One is born to be a great dancer.


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