George Balanchine

George Balanchine

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Author Profession: Russian Dancer
Born: January 09, 1904
Died: April 30, 1983
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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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.

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.

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.

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

One is born to be a great dancer.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

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