330 Facts About Dancing

1. In 1977 Karen Kain stopped dancing, but started again in 1981 with the National Ballet of Canada, where she performed for 15 more years.

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2. In 1978, at age 24, Kamal Haasan married dancer Vani Ganapathy.

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3. Shahid Kapoor worked as a background dancer in several movies and appeared in some music videos before he debuted to Bollywood.

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4. Bob Fosse earned acclaim—and his first Tony Award—for his clever angular groupings of dancers and fresh stylistically exaggerated staging.

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5. The Royal Ballet left home at 13 to study at Canada's The Royal Ballet Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division School for four years where she received the Evelyn Hart Scholarship three years in a row and graduated with distinction.

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6. Cheryl Cole is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and television personality.

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7. Bronislava Nijinska started a ballet school on progressive lines in Kiev, and published her writing on the art of movement.

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8. Joffrey Ballet School-based program encourages versatility through additional training in various other dance forms such as modern, jazz and character dance.

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9. In 2018 Joe Sugg became the first "social media star" to appear on Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with professional dancer Dianne Buswell.

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10. In 1960, at age 15, Suzanne Farrell was one of 12 students to be awarded a full Ford Foundation scholarship into their preparatory program for professional dancers.

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11. Jerome Robbins created and performed in Fancy Free, a ballet about sailors on liberty, at the Metropolitan Opera as part of the Ballet Theatre season in 1944.

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12. Sir Frederick Ashton included in many of his ballets a signature step, known to dancers as "the Fred step".

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13. In 1908, Bronislava Nijinska was admitted to the Imperial Ballet.

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14. Royal Ballet was founded from what was the Vic-Wells Ballet, a company founded in 1931 by Dame Ninette de Valois and Lilian Baylis.

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15. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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16. In 1922, George Balanchine married a 15-year-old ballet student named Tamara Gevergeyeva.

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17. In 1968 Leonide Massine published his autobiography, entitled My Life in Ballet.

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18. In 2012, Twyla Tharp created the full-length ballet The Princess and the Goblin.

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19. Robert Joffrey operated it as a separate company from The Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago, the official school for the Joffrey Ballet Company.

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20. George Balanchine came to New York City on 18 October 1933; the School of American Ballet opened on New Year's Day 1934.

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21. The Joffrey Ballet is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.

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22. Sir Frederick Ashton is widely credited with the creation of a specifically English genre of ballet.

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23. Leonide Massine danced and choreographed for two versions of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1932 until 1942, becoming an iconic, revered figure of the theatrical arts.

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24. Joffrey Ballet started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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25. The Joffrey Ballet performed as a soloist in the troupe, Miss O'Donnell's, during the 1953 season of "American Dance" at the Alvin Theater in New York.

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26. Twyla Tharp is an American dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City.

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27. Joffrey Ballet School completed her dance studies in Joffrey Ballet School, Modern and Contemporary dance with a Ballet Diploma at the Balletto di Roma in 2006.

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28. In 1956, Jerome Robbins joined the American Ballet Theatre, but beforehand he was a soloist with the company.

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29. Twyla Tharp used the Joffrey dancers and her own company in a work entitled "Deuce Coupe, " set to music by the Beach Boys.

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30. Mikhail Fokine revised the work in 1908 and retitled it Les Sylphides, under which name it became one of the most famous ballets of the twentieth century.

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31. Joffrey Ballet launched its first Chicago capital campaign on March 7, 2007.

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32. Robert Joffrey is the co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet along with his partner, Gerald Arpino.

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33. In 1961, when Margot Fonteyn was considering retirement, Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Kirov Ballet while dancing in Paris.

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34. Bronislava Nijinska quickly decided to return to Russia to recruit the cast, but Warsaw was where the experienced dancers were found.

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35. Robert Joffrey Ballet performed as a soloist in the troupe, Miss O'Donnell's, during the 1953 season of "American Dance" at the Alvin Theater in New York.

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36. In 1960, at age 15, Suzanne Farrell was one of 12 students to be awarded a full Ford Foundation scholarship into their preparatory program for professional dancers.

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37. The Joffrey Ballet refused to rename his company and as a result he and his company were plunged into poverty.

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38. Joffrey Ballet School used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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39. Enrico Cecchetti eventually settled in London and, when he was almost 70, he decided to limit his performances to the Diaghilev Ballet's annual visit to his new hometown.

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40. Danny John-Jules is an English actor, singer and dancer.

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41. Royal Ballet is one of the few ballet companies in the world to have employed four dancers considered to be Prima ballerina assoluta, including three who studied at the Royal Ballet School.

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42. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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43. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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44. Frederick Ashton was chief choreographer to Ninette de Valois, from 1935 until her retirement in 1963, in the company known successively as the Vic-Wells Ballet, the Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Royal Ballet.

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45. Bob Fosse began his unusual career as a dancer in the late 1940s, touring with companies of Call Me Mister and Make Mine Manhattan.

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46. Robert Joffrey Ballet discovered and introduced innumerable modern dance choreographers to ballet audiences.

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47. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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48. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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49. Joffrey Ballet used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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50. Mikhail Baryshnikov toured with ballet and modern dance companies around the world for fifteen months.

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51. Robert Joffrey Ballet was a master teacher with an eye for talent.

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52. In fall 1987 the Joffrey Ballet premiered a reconstructed version of Igor Stravinsky's seminal ballet The Rite of Spring in the city of Los Angeles.

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53. Robert Joffrey Ballet created Rememberances in 1973, Beautiful Dreamer in 1975, and Postcards in 1980.

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54. Cheryl Cole breaks down during show The Greatest Dancer.

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55. Mikhail Baryshnikov was named the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre in 1980.

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56. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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57. Jennifer Lopez began dating Casper Smart, one of her backup dancers, in 2011.

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58. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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59. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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60. Robert Joffrey discovered and introduced innumerable modern dance choreographers to ballet audiences.

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61. Robert Joffrey Ballet accomplished all this besides his already heavy teaching load.

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62. Anna Pavlova performed in various classical variations, pas de deux and pas de trois in such ballets as La Camargo, Le Roi Candaule, Marcobomba and The Sleeping Beauty.

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63. Sir Frederick Ashton recruited African-American dancers from Harlem nightclubs to execute his innovative choreography.

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64. Leonide Massine revived the piece for American Ballet Theater in 1970.

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65. The Joffrey Ballet School continues to strive for the founders' vision of dance based on intensive training that is imbued with a sense of movement, clarity, and exuberant energy.

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66. In 1964 the Royal Ballet established "Ballet for All" under the direction of Peter Brinson.

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67. Ravi Shankar started his performing career as a dancer in Uday Shankar's troupe.

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68. Bronislava Nijinska staged La Legend de Cracovie, "a new ballet of high merit" to music by Michal Kondracki.

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69. Fred Astaire is widely regarded as the most influential dancer in the history of film.

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70. Enrico Cecchetti left the Imperial ballet in 1902 to accept the directorship of the Imperial Ballet School in Warsaw, Poland.

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71. Ninette de Valois commissioned Sergei Grigoriev to stage Fokine's two great Stravinsky ballets, The Firebird and Petrushka.

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72. Joffrey Ballet appeared in the motion picture Save the Last Dance, when the two protagonists of the story saw the company perform Sea Shadow and Les Presages in Chicago.

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73. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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74. George Balanchine created plotless ballets, where the dancing upstaged glitz and storytelling.

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75. Enrico Cecchetti created a ballet technique that is known as the Cecchetti method.

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76. On 29 May 1861 Marius Petipa presented his 1859 ballet Le Marche des parisiens at the Theatre Imperial de l'Opera in Paris as Le Marche des Innocents.

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77. At the age of 12, The Joffrey Ballet began serious study of dance under the auspices of Mary Ann Wells.

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78. Frederick Ashton is widely credited with the creation of a specifically English genre of ballet.

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79. Frederick Ashton may give it to the ballerina or to supporting dancers (Symphonic Variations, 1946).

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80. Joffrey Ballet performed as a soloist in the troupe, Miss O'Donnell's, during the 1953 season of "American Dance" at the Alvin Theater in New York.

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81. The Royal Ballet succeeded Frederick Ashton as Director of the Royal Ballet in 1970 and resigned after seven years, frustrated at balancing the conflicting demands of creating ballets with administration.

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82. Mikhail Baryshnikov portrayed the character Yuri Kopeikine, a famous Russian womanizing ballet dancer, in the 1977 film The Turning Point, for which he received an Oscar nomination.

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83. The Joffrey Ballet created Rememberances in 1973, Beautiful Dreamer in 1975, and Postcards in 1980.

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84. Cheryl Cole is an English singer, dancer, and television personality.

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85. Sir Frederick Ashton may give it to the ballerina or to supporting dancers (Symphonic Variations, 1946).

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86. In 1973, Karen Kain won the women's silver medal and, with Augustyn, the prize for the best pas de deux at the Moscow International Ballet competition.

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87. Mikhail Baryshnikov is widely hailed as one of ballet's greatest performers of all time.

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88. Joffrey Ballet School created Rememberances in 1973, Beautiful Dreamer in 1975, and Postcards in 1980.

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89. Mikhail Baryshnikov performed with the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer for 15 months from 1978 to 1979.

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90. Joffrey Ballet School, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, was founded in 1953 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino to develop and train professional dancers.

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91. Leonide Massine revived the piece for American Ballet Theater in 1970.

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92. The Joffrey Ballet actually had considered staging Nijinsky's Sacre since the mid-1950s, when he had lived with Rambert while on tour in England.

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93. New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein.

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94. Robert Joffrey Ballet used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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95. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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96. The Joffrey Ballet performed Pas des Deesses and Persephone while exhibiting there.

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97. Royal Ballet was artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London between 1970 and 1977.

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98. Cheryl Cole is an English pop singer, dancer and television personality.

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99. Joffrey Ballet School is a high school drama teacher and has enjoyed her career as an educator for the past ten years.

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100. One of Mikhail Fokine's requests was to have his dancers perform barefoot in his 1907 ballet Eunice.

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101. Joffrey Ballet School performed as a soloist in the troupe, Miss O'Donnell's, during the 1953 season of "American Dance" at the Alvin Theater in New York.

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102. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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103. Danny John-Jules is among the dancers in the restaurant where Kermit and Miss Piggy are dancing.

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104. Enrico Cecchetti was an Italian ballet dancer, mime, and founder of the Cecchetti method.

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105. Frederick Ashton retired from the Royal Ballet in 1970 and received the Dance Magazine Award that year.

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106. Robert Joffrey Ballet passed away in 1988 leaving Gerald Arpino to carry on the legacy of the company.

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107. Joffrey Ballet opens with a prologue at the train station in St Petersburg.

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108. Cheryl Cole has appeared in brand-new promo pictures for her ongoing BBC One talent show The Greatest Dancer.

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109. Shahid Kapoor was born in New Delhi on 25 February 1981 to actor Pankaj Kapur and actor-dancer Neelima Azeem.

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110. Leonide Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Presages, and many others in the same vein.

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111. In 1974 Antony Tudor was appointed associate director of the American Ballet Theatre and in 1977 was joined in that position by Kaye.

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112. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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113. Robert Joffrey started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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114. Sir Frederick Ashton dreamed of becoming a dancer himself, but another teacher, Marie Rambert, encouraged him to develop his talent at choreography instead.

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115. Robert Joffrey Ballet School died in 1988 and, after severe financial crises in New York, the company reorganized and under Arpino's direction made its permanent home in Chicago in 1995.

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116. In 1973, Twyla Tharp choreographed the ballet Deuce Coupe to the music of The Beach Boys.

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117. Danny John-Jules is currently participating in the 16th series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Amy Dowden.

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118. In 1924, George Balanchine was invited to tour Germany as part of the Soviet State Dancers.

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119. Royal Ballet created the majority of the company's early works and staged their first performance at the Royal Opera House, a production of The Sleeping Beauty in 1946.

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120. Bronislava Nijinska was the third child of the Polish dancers Tomasz [Foma] Nijinsky and Eleonora Nijinska, who were then traveling performers in provincial Russia.

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121. Robert Joffrey Ballet School passed away in 1988 leaving Gerald Arpino to carry on the legacy of the company.

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122. At the age of 12, Joffrey Ballet School began serious study of dance under the auspices of Mary Ann Wells.

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123. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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124. Ninette de Valois's is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of ballet and as the "godmother" of English and Irish ballet.

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125. Bronislava Nijinska assisted her brother Vaslav in his creation of the ballet Le Sacre du printemps which premiered in 1913.

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126. Cheryl Cole tried to ask Matthew which dancer he wanted when Oti began to speak, and Cheryl hit out.

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127. In 1933, Leonide Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Presages, using Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.

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128. Robert Joffrey Ballet had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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129. Enrico Cecchetti restaged many ballets, including Petipa's definitive version of Coppelia in 1894, from which nearly all modern versions of the work are based.

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130. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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131. Frederick Ashton dreamed of becoming a dancer himself, but another teacher, Marie Rambert, encouraged him to develop his talent at choreography instead.

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132. Mikhail Baryshnikov began his ballet studies in Riga in 1960, at the age of 11.

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133. Joffrey Ballet School was a founding member of the New London Joffrey Ballet School and a principal dancer with the Louisville Ballet.

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134. Leonide Massine became a principal dancer for the company, and in 1915 he choreographed his first ballet, Soleil de Nuit.

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135. Ninette de Valois received the Bronze award presented for services to Ballet from the Irish Catholic Stage Guild in 1949.

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136. Robert Joffrey Ballet began his dance training at nine years old in Seattle as a remedy for asthma under instructor Mary Anne Wells.

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137. Jerome Robbins was first known for his skillful use of contemporary American themes in ballets and Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

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138. In 2000 Twyla Tharp choreographed a new work for the New York City Ballet based on Beethoven's seventh and eighth symphonies.

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139. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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140. George Balanchine was the co-founder, artistic director and chief choreographer of the New York City Ballet, and nearly every ballet company in the world has performed his work.

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141. In 1969 Jerome Robbins, working in conjunction with the New York City Ballet, choreographed what many consider to be his masterpiece, Dances at a Gathering.

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142. Frederick Ashton created choreography for musicals and revues in the 1930s, sometimes working with American-born tap dancer Buddy Bradley.

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143. Shahid Kapoor is an Indian actor, Dancer, TV host who is well known for is work in Bollywood film industry.

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144. Bronislava Nijinska took to revising Petipa's Russian version of La Fille Mal Gardee and staged the ballet with Irina Baronova and Dimitri Romanoff.

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145. Joffrey Ballet performed Pas des Deesses and Persephone while exhibiting there.

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146. Mikhail Fokine founded two short-lived ballet companies, the Fokine Ballet in 1922 and the American Ballet in 1924.

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147. Robert Joffrey Ballet started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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148. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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149. Twyla Tharp has choreographed dances for many important ballet companies around the world.

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150. Robert Joffrey used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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151. Britney Spears gives us a lesson in how to be sassy during backing dancer auditions for Las Vegas residency.

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152. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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153. Enrico Cecchetti left St Petersberg in 1902 to accept a position as director of the Imperial School of Ballet in Warsaw, Poland, and he is credited with helping set the struggling school back on its feet.

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154. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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155. Leonide Massine became a principal dancer for the company, and in 1915 he choreographed his first ballet, Soleil de Nuit.

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156. Bronislava Nijinska earned her credits as the sole choreographer for nine works at Ballets Russes during the 1920s.

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157. Mikhail Baryshnikov was in his prime as a ballet dancer when he defected from the Soviet Union in 1974.

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158. Joffrey Ballet School accomplished all this besides his already heavy teaching load.

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159. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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160. Cheryl Cole is an English singer, songwriter, dancer and television personality.

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161. The Joffrey Ballet had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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162. Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress.

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163. Anna Pavlova studied at the Imperial School of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre from 1891, joined the Imperial Ballet in 1899, and became a prima ballerina in 1906.

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164. In 1993 Suzanne Farrell began teaching at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and in 2000 she founded the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, a company affiliated with the centre; the dance troupe disbanded in 2017.

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165. Cheryl Cole is an English pop singer, dancer and television personality.

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166. Mikhail Baryshnikov was a ballet dancer who defected from the former Soviet Union to the United States.

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167. Ravi Shankar became quite successful and was billed as a star dancer in their tours of Europe and the United States.

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168. Jerome Robbins became ballet master of the New York City Ballet in 1972 and worked almost exclusively in classical dance throughout the next decade, pausing only to stage revivals of West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof (1981).

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169. In 1925 Enrico Cecchetti was invited to direct the ballet school at La Scala, which was waning in stature.

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170. In 1930 Sir Frederick Ashton created an innovative ballet, Capriol Suite, using Peter Warlock's 1926 suite of the same name.

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171. Frederick Ashton included in many of his ballets a signature step, known to dancers as "the Fred step".

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172. In 1969 Suzanne Farrell left Balanchine and the New York City Ballet, and in 1970 she became the principal dancer in Ballet of the 20th Century, a Brussels-based company whose repertory was largely the work of Maurice Bejart.

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173. Enrico Cecchetti gave Beaumont permission to established the Cecchetti Society to maintain the method and ensure that it would be passed on to future ballet teachers in its original form.

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174. New York City Ballet offers day-of tickets to patrons age 30 and under for $30, the day of the performance at the box office.

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175. Anna Pavlova was one of the most celebrated and influential ballet dancers of her time.

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176. Brendan Cole is a New Zealand ballroom dancer, specialising in Latin American dancing.

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177. Shilpa Shetty is one of the judges of the show "Super Dancer Chapter—3".

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178. Robert Joffrey premiered two new ballets on that occasion, Pas des Deesses and Le Bal Masque.

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179. The Royal Ballet was appointed regisseur of American Ballet Theatre, becoming assistant director of the company in 1993.

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180. Sir Frederick Ashton has had a special connection to Chicago through the Joffrey Ballet, one of the first American companies to present his work.

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181. In 1968 Leonide Massine published his autobiography, entitled My Life in Ballet.

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182. Joffrey Ballet School refused to rename his company and as a result he and his company were plunged into poverty.

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183. Twyla Tharp left the American Ballet Theatre in 1989, transferring her productions to the Boston Ballet and the Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago.

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184. Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

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185. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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186. Joffrey Ballet School performed Pas des Deesses and Persephone while exhibiting there.

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187. Royal Ballet employs approximately 100 dancers and a complete list is shown below.

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188. The Joffrey Ballet School is committed to providing arts education and accessible dance training through its Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.

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189. Frederick Ashton was immediately determined that he would become a dancer.

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190. Royal Ballet created the ballet brainstate in 2001, as a collaboration between the Royal Ballet and his own company, Random Dance.

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191. Ninette de Valois's employed de Valois to stage full-scale dance productions at both theatres and when the Sadler's Wells theatre re-opened in 1931, de Valois moved her school into studios there, under the new name, the Sadler's Wells Ballet School.

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192. Ravi Shankar became an accomplished dancer and contemplated making dance his profession.

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193. Joffrey Ballet School is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and meets the US Department of Education standards for a school of vocational training.

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194. Cheryl Cole started off as a dancer and a model before joining the pop group, Girls Aloud.

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195. Royal Ballet School became Director of The Royal Ballet in December 2002 and was succeeded by Kevin O'Hare in 2012.

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196. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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197. Sir Frederick Ashton retired from the Royal Ballet in 1970 and received the Dance Magazine Award that year.

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198. Mikhail Fokine studied Greek and Egyptian art, including vase painting and sculpture, and incorporated these into his ballets.

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199. Anna Pavlova carried on long, globe-covering tours, creating new ballet audiences everywhere.

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200. Royal Ballet became Director of The Royal Ballet in December 2002 and was succeeded by Kevin O'Hare in 2012.

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201. Robert Joffrey Ballet died in 1988 and, after severe financial crises in New York, the company reorganized and under Arpino's direction made its permanent home in Chicago in 1995.

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202. Erik Bruhn met Rudolf Nureyev, the celebrated Russian dancer, after Nureyev defected to the West in 1961.

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203. Twyla Tharp is an award-winning American choreographer and dancer born on July 1, 1941.

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204. Ninette de Valois's established the Royal Ballet School and the touring company which became the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

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205. Rosie Perez made her career debut as a dancer on Soul Train.

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206. New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein.

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207. Mikhail Fokine was rapidly becoming recognized as Russia's most innovative young choreographer, and in 1909 he was selected by impresario-producer Serge Diaghilev to become ballet master for his new Ballets Russes company, a touring ensemble that would bring the best of Russian dance to Western Europe.

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208. Anna Pavlova was cremated, and her ashes placed in a columbarium at Golders Green Crematorium, where her urn was adorned with her ballet shoes.

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209. Brendan Cole is most famous for appearing as a professional dancer on the BBC One show, Strictly Come Dancing.

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210. Mikhail Baryshnikov left the company because he was going to leave anyway to become artistic director of American Ballet Theater in September 1980, and he needed time off because of his injuries.

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211. The Joffrey Ballet started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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212. Enrico Cecchetti was offered a contract with the esteemed Russian Imperial Ballet.

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213. In 1973 Twyla Tharp created a work for the Joffrey Ballet, her first for a company other than her own and her first work for dancers on pointe.

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214. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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215. Enrico Cecchetti left the Imperial ballet in 1902 to accept the directorship of the Imperial Ballet School in Warsaw, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire.

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216. Frederick Ashton has had a special connection to Chicago through the Joffrey Ballet, one of the first American companies to present his work.

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217. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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218. Erik Bruhn was one of the few dancers who could bring the house down simply by executing a series of entrechats as James in La Sylphide.

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219. Shilpa Shetty is one of the judges of the show "Super Dancer Chapter—3".

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220. Shilpa Shetty is currently a judge on dance reality show Super Dancer Chapter 3 along with choreographer Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu.

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221. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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222. New York City Ballet opened the theater on April 24, 1964, and has since been its resident ballet company.

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223. In 1944, Jerome Robbins created and performed a ballet about sailors on liberty—Fancy-Free.

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224. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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225. Mikhail Fokine was an integral part of the Ballets Russes's Paris triumph.

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226. Enrico Cecchetti was born in the dressing room of the Tordinona Theatre in Rome, to parents who were both professional ballet dancers.

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227. Robert Joffrey founded the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City in 1953, where it remains as a separate organization from The Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago, which is the official school of the Joffrey Ballet Company.

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228. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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229. Oklahoma City Ballet has presented special dance attractions as part of its role in serving the community.

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230. In 1947, Ninette de Valois established the first ballet school in Turkey.

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231. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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232. Enrico Cecchetti teaching method was vital in the development of Classical Ballet in the United Kingdom and contributed heavily to modern-day British teaching methods.

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233. Joffrey Ballet School performed Night Chant, a ballet created for Vale by Martha Graham in 1989.

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234. Rakhi Sawant is an Indian actress, dancer, model and television personality.

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235. Joffrey Ballet accomplished all this besides his already heavy teaching load.

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236. Brendan Cole reveals Strictly dancers get paid extra if they make it to Blackpool week.

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237. Joffrey Ballet School was intent on having his production emphasize simplicity and purity rather than extraneous or novel elements.

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238. In 1948, at the urging of de Valois, Frederick Ashton created his first major three-act ballet for a British company, his version of Prokofiev's Cinderella.

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239. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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240. Leonide Massine danced and choreographed for two versions of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1932 until 1942, becoming an iconic, revered figure of the theatrical arts.

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241. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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242. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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243. Enrico Cecchetti had begun to teach ballet by this time and cast one of his star pupils, Luigi Albertieri, in the performance.

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244. Robert Joffrey Ballet took up residence at New York City Center in 1966 replacing New York City Ballet and changing its name to the City Center Joffrey Ballet.

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245. Robert Joffrey commissioned many new ballets from new or untried choreographers.

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246. In 1976 Karen Kain appeared in a televised version of the ballet Giselle as the highly coveted title role, alongside Nadia Potts, Frank Augustyn, and Anne Ditchburn.

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247. Robert Joffrey Ballet performed Pas des Deesses and Persephone while exhibiting there.

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248. Robert Joffrey had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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249. New York City Ballet was conceived by writer and art connoisseur Lincoln Kirstein, who as a young man had dreamed of creating a ballet company that would utilize American talent as opposed to that of touring international groups.

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250. At the age of 12, Robert Joffrey Ballet began serious study of dance under the auspices of Mary Ann Wells.

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251. In 1948, at the urging of de Valois, Sir Frederick Ashton created his first major three-act ballet for a British company, his version of Prokofiev's Cinderella.

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252. Brendan Cole was born on 23 April 1976 and is a New Zealand ballroom dancer, specialising in Latin American dancing.

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253. In 1933, Leonide Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Presages, using Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5.

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254. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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255. New York City Ballet offers day-of tickets to patrons age 30 and under for $30, the day of the performance at the box office.

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256. Cheryl Cole is an English singer, dancer, and television personality.

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257. In 1990 Mikhail Baryshnikov created the White Oak Dance Project, a small touring company of experienced dancers, and served as its director until 2002.

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258. The Joffrey Ballet accomplished all this besides his already heavy teaching load.

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259. Mikhail Fokine was born in Saint Petersburg to a prosperous merchant and at the age of 9 was accepted into the Saint Petersburg Imperial Ballet School.

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260. Mikhail Fokine auditioned in secret for admission to St Petersburg's Imperial School of Ballet, one of the great institutions of the old classical style.

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261. Cheryl Cole started off as a dancer and a model before joining the pop group, Girls Aloud.

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262. George Balanchine reconvened the company as the American Ballet Caravan and toured with it throughout North and South America, but it folded after several years.

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263. In 1946, Kirstein and George Balanchine co-founded a company that would become the New York City Ballet.

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264. Shilpa Shetty is one of the judges of the show "Super Dancer Chapter—3".

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265. At the time of Marius's birth, Jean Marius Petipa was engaged as Premier danseur to the Salle Bauveau (known today as the Opera de Marseille), and in 1819 he was appointed Maitre de ballet to that theatre.

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266. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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267. Robert Joffrey Ballet was intent on having his production emphasize simplicity and purity rather than extraneous or novel elements.

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268. Royal Ballet succeeded Frederick Ashton as Director of the Royal Ballet in 1970 and resigned after seven years, frustrated at balancing the conflicting demands of creating ballets with administration.

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269. Ninette de Valois employed de Valois to stage full-scale dance productions at both theatres and when the Sadler's Wells theatre re-opened in 1931, de Valois moved her school into studios there, under the new name, the Sadler's Wells Ballet School.

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270. Enrico Cecchetti was so impressed with Cecchetti that he immediately hired Cecchetti as a principal dancer for the theatre.

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271. In January 2019, it was announced that Carlos Acosta would succeed David Bintley as artistic director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet starting in January 2020.

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272. Mikhail Baryshnikov left the company because to become the artistic director of American Ballet Theater in September 1980, and he needed time off because of his injuries.

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273. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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274. In 1930 Frederick Ashton created an innovative ballet, Capriol Suite, using Peter Warlock's 1926 suite of the same name.

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275. Bob Fosse met dancer Ann Reinking during the run of Pippin.

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276. Sir Frederick Ashton was chief choreographer to Ninette de Valois, from 1935 until her retirement in 1963, in the company known successively as the Vic-Wells Ballet, the Sadler's Wells Ballet and the Royal Ballet.

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277. Royal Ballet employs about 100 dancers and has purpose built facilities in the Royal Opera House.

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278. In 2000, Suzanne Farrell started her own company, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, now a full-fledged company produced by the Kennedy Center.

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279. Jerome Robbins retired from City Ballet in 1990, but continued his creative pursuits.

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280. Leonide Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Presages, and many others in the same vein.

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281. Joffrey Ballet School started again, building up a new company that made its debut in 1965 as the Joffrey Ballet.

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282. The Royal Ballet was artistic director of the Royal Ballet in London between 1970 and 1977.

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283. Danny John-Jules played one of the dancers in the 1981 movie The Great Muppet Caper.

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284. Royal Ballet has the special ranks of "guest artist" and "principal guest artist".

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285. Mikhail Baryshnikov is often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev and Vladimir Vasiliev as one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history.

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286. Bronislava Nijinska had presented at Teatro Colon in 1933 her ballet Le Baiser de la Fee [Kiss of the fairy], which she had first staged for Ida Rubinstein's Company in 1928.

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287. Shilpa Shetty is one of the judges of the show "Super Dancer Chapter—3".

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288. Twyla Tharp used the Joffrey dancers and her own company in a work entitled Deuce Coupe, set to music by the Beach Boys.

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289. The Joffrey Ballet used his skills as a teacher to produce his first ballet.

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290. Joffrey Ballet School continued her modern dance and ballet training in high school at Phillips Academy Andover and Boston Ballet School.

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291. Joffrey Ballet School had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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292. Mikhail Fokine created the ballet Bluebeard for the new company in 1941.

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293. The Royal Ballet created the ballet brainstate in 2001, as a collaboration between the Royal Ballet and his own company, Random Dance.

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294. The Royal Ballet became Director of The Royal Ballet in December 2002 and was succeeded by Kevin O'Hare in 2012.

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295. Royal Ballet is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

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296. Frederick Ashton recruited African-American dancers from Harlem nightclubs to execute his innovative choreography.

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297. Mikhail Fokine staged more than eighty ballets in Europe and the United States.

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298. Robert Joffrey Ballet refused to rename his company and as a result he and his company were plunged into poverty.

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299. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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300. George Balanchine was invited to America in 1933 by a young arts patron named Lincoln Kirstein, and together they founded the School of American Ballet.

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301. Britney Spears turns mentor for aspiring back up dancers—watch video.

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302. Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress.

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303. Mikhail Fokine sought to strip ballets of their artificial technicality and outdated costumes.

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304. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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305. Joffrey Ballet created Rememberances in 1973, Beautiful Dreamer in 1975, and Postcards in 1980.

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306. Royal Ballet School left home at 13 to study at Canada's Royal Ballet School Winnipeg Ballet Professional Division School for four years where she received the Evelyn Hart Scholarship three years in a row and graduated with distinction.

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307. Royal Ballet School is unique in having trained four of only a small number of dancers in history to have been recognised as Prima Ballerina Assoluta, the ultimate honorary title for a ballerina.

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308. Royal Ballet was appointed regisseur of American Ballet Theatre, becoming assistant director of the company in 1993.

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309. George Balanchine was on a roll from 1948, when New York City Ballet was founded as a resident company of New York City Center, to 1964, when the troupe moved to its home at Lincoln Center.

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310. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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311. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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312. Mikhail Baryshnikov worked with George Balanchine and as a regular guest artist with the Royal Ballet.

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313. The Royal Ballet created the majority of the company's early works and staged their first performance at the Royal Opera House, a production of The Sleeping Beauty in 1946.

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314. Royal Ballet is an internationally renowned classical ballet company, based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England.

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315. In July 2004, Britney Spears became engaged to American dancer Kevin Federline, whom she had met three months before.

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316. Shahid Kapoor worked as a background dancer in several movies and appeared in some music videos before he debuted in Bollywood.

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317. Royal Ballet School relocated to new, purpose-built premises in Covent Garden in January 2003.

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318. Joffrey Ballet had attracted enough media and dance world attention to become the first American choreographer invited to stage his works for the prestigious Ballet Lambert in England.

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319. New York City Ballet is an American ballet company founded in 1948 by Leonard Kirstein and George Balanchine.

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320. Jennifer Lopez was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them during their performance of "Games" at the 18th Annual American Music Awards.

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321. Anna Pavlova choreographed several solos herself, one of which is The Dragonfly, a short ballet set to music by Fritz Kreisler.

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322. Sir Frederick Ashton created choreography for musicals and revues in the 1930s, sometimes working with American-born tap dancer Buddy Bradley.

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323. In late 1902 Marius Petipa began work on a ballet adaptation of the tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs titled The Magic Mirror.

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324. Royal Ballet School is one of the world's greatest centres of classical ballet training.

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325. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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326. Enrico Cecchetti instructed numerous other stars of the "new Russian ballet", including Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Ninjinsky.

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327. Danny John-Jules was born on 16 September 1960 and is an English actor, singer and da