Atlanta Ballet was founded over eight decades ago by dance visionary Dorothy Moses Alexander (1904-1986).
When was Atlanta Ballet founded?
Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official State Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals.
Who founded the first ballet school?
The very first academy of ballet was opened in 1661 in France, thanks to King Louis XIV, and was called the “Académie Royale de Danse.” Pierre Beauchamp, the king’s dance teacher, created the five basic positions of ballet for the feet and arms.
Who founded ballet in the United States?
Paul H. Hazard and his wife, European dancers and members of the Paris Opera, came to America and settled in Philadelphia. They opened the first school of ballet circa 1835. The Hazard school produced three American dancers that became famous in their own time.
Who is known as the father of American ballet?
Balanchine built his legacy of choreography and style in America from 1934 to 1983 and, in early 1983, died in New York City at the age of 79. Balanchine was an international pioneer of dance and was instrumental in paving the way for ballet in America to flourish.
Who was the best ballerina of all time?
- Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) Anna Pavlova was the first world-famous ballerina to tour the world.
- Margot Fonteyn (1919-1989)
- Pierina Legnani (1868- 1930)
- Nina Ananiashvili (1963-)
- Alicia Markova (1910-2004)
Anderson Souza’s Inherited | Firebird Program | Atlanta Ballet
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“Paquita” Staged by Gennadi Nedvigin | Atlanta Ballet