George Balanchine  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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George Balanchine (January 22, 1904April 30, 1983) was a Russian ballet choreographer of Georgian descent. Balanchine is one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers, and one of the founders of American ballet. His work formed a bridge between classical and modern ballet.

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