George Balanchine Net Worth

George Balanchine Net Worth is
$1.7 Million

George Balanchine Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

George Balanchine (born Giorgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze, Georgian: გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Russian: Гео́ргий Баланчива́дзе) (January 22 [O.S. January 9] 1904 – April 30, 1983) was one of the 20th century's most prolific choreographers. Styled as the father of American ballet, he took the standards and technique from his education at the Imperial Ballet School and fused it with other schools of movement that he had adopted during his tenure as a guest choreographer on Broadway and in Hollywood, creating his signature "neoclassical style". He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he expressed music with dance and worked extensively with leading composers of his time like Igor Stravinsky.He was invited to America in 1933, by a young arts patron named Lincoln Kirstein who shared Balanchine's attitude regarding the importance of high quality dance training in America and together they founded the School of American Ballet. Along with Kirstein he co-founded the New York City Ballet (NYCB) and remained its Artistic Director until his death.

Full NameGeorge Balanchine
Date Of BirthJanuary 22, 1904, Saint Petersburg, Russia
DiedApril 30, 1983, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthSt. Petersburg, Russia
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew, Actor, Director
EducationSaint Petersburg Conservatory
SpouseTanaquil le Clerq (m. 1952–1969)
ParentsMeliton Balanchivadze, Maria Nikolayevna Vasilyeva
SiblingsAndria Balanchivadze, Tamara Balanchivadze
AwardsKennedy Center Honors
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography
MoviesA Midsummer Night's Dream
Star SignAquarius
1Lighter costumes, faster movements, plotless ballet pieces. His dancers moved brilliantly.
1Retire? You mean will I die?
2"Ballet is Woman. In sports, it's Mickey Mantle. In politics, it's Eisenhower. In ballet, it's woman. Women are lighter, more flexible. They move more beautifully. He is not the King, but she's the Queen".
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 32-35. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
2Was the choreographer primarily responsible for making ballet more modern.
3Two of his wives played the same role in different productions of Rodgers and Hart's musical "On Your Toes", and both danced the ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" in it. Tamara Geva appeared in the 1936 original Broadway production, in which her leading man was Ray Bolger, who later played the Scarecrow in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (1939). Vera Zorina appeared in the 1939 film version of "On Your Toes", and her leading man was Eddie Albert, who later starred in the hit television series Green Acres (1965). The film version, however, dropped all the songs, even though it kept the ballet music.
4Co-founder of the New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet.
5Choreographed more than 80 works with his NYCB company.
6Quit dancing in his prime to choreograph.
7Had unrequited romantic intentions with close friend and artistic muse Suzanne Farrell, prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet, even while he was still married. Balanchine received a Mexican divorce from his wife in order to marry Farrell, but returned to New York and found she had already married boyfriend and fellow New York City Ballet dancer Paul Mejia. Heartbroken, he kicked Mejia out of the company and when Farrell attempted to stand up for her husband she was also exiled. Farrell eventually reconciled with Balanchine and rejoined the company several years later. Balanchine never married again.
8His 1954 staging of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" is probably his most famous work. It is the version most responsible for making the complete ballet an annual Christmas tradition throughout the United States. It has been performed in New York City annually since 1954,and still continues its run there - and in 1965, Atlanta, Ga. was one of the first cities outside New York to be granted the rights to perform the Balanchine version. It has also been filmed.
9Perhaps the most famous and celebrated ballet choreographer of the twentieth century.
10Son of Georgian composer Meliton Balanchivadze. Brother of Georgian composer Andrei Balanchivadze.


Live from Lincoln Center1978-2011TV Series choreographer - 3 episodes
Jewels2011TV Movie choreographer
Sogno di una notte di mezza estate2007Video choreographer
Ballerina2006TV Movie documentary choreographer - Diamonds segment, Rubies segment / choreographer - Diamonds segment
Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet2001Documentary choreographer: ballet "Apollon Musagète"
George Balanchine's Jewels2000TV Movie choreographer
Great Performances2000TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
A Midsummer Night's Dream1999TV Movie choreographer
The Nutcracker1993choreographer
American Ballet Theatre at the Met1984TV Special choreographer: "Sylvia"
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'1983Documentary choreographer
Baryshnikov at the White House1979TV Movie choreographer: "Harlequinade"
Great Performances: Dance in America1977TV Series choreographer - 2 episodes
The Turning Point1977choreographer: "Tchaikovskyv Pas de deux"
McCloud1975TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Violon Concerto1974Short choreographer
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1974TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Bell Telephone Hour1959-1968TV Series choreographer - 4 episodes
A Midsummer Night's Dream1967choreographer
The Flood1962TV Movie choreographer
Omnibus1961TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
Playhouse 901958TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Seven Lively Arts1957TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
NBC Television Opera Theatre1956TV Series staged by - 1 episode
La valse1951Documentary short choreographer
Follow the Boys1944dance director - uncredited
Star Spangled Rhythm1942choreographer for miss zorina
I Was an Adventuress1940dances staged by
We Are Not Alone1939coach: ballet, Jane Bryan - uncredited
On Your Toes1939dance direction
The Goldwyn Follies1938ballet: conceived and staged by
Dark Red Roses1929choreographer: Russian ballet


Playhouse 901958TV SeriesDrosselmeyer
I Was an Adventuress1940Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Dark Red Roses1929Dancer (uncredited)


A Midsummer Night's Dream1967


Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse1996DocumentaryHimself
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Lincoln Center1982TV SeriesHimself
Reflections of a Dancer: Alexandra Danilova1980DocumentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1978TV MovieHimself - Honoree
Peter Martins, en danser1978DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Stravinsky Portrait1967TV Movie documentaryHimself
Festival1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq2013DocumentaryHimself
The Nutcracker Family: Behind the Magic2006DocumentaryHimself
Bringing Balanchine Back2006Video documentaryHimself
4 keizers en 1 nachtegaal2002TV Movie documentary
Great Performances: Dance in America1993TV SeriesHimself
Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas1989DocumentaryHimself - choreographer

Nominated Awards

1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in ChoreographyLive from Lincoln Center (1976)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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