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Founded by decree of Catherine the Great (1783)/famous ballet master Marius Petipa (choreographed Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty)Dancers: Nijinsky, Pavlova, Baryshnikov, Karsavina, Nureyev
Founded in Paris (1909-29) by Diaghelev/composers included Debussy, Stravinsky/artists Picasso, Matisse/designer Coco Chanel/choreographers Fokine, Nijinsky, Nijinska, BalanchineDancers: Nijinksky, Pavlova, Karsavina, Fokine, Balanchine
Based in Chicago/performs classical & modern pieces/founded 1956 in NYC/choreographers include Paul Taylor, Tharp, Balanchine, & founders Arpino & namesake
Name of Imperial Ballet after Soviet takeover of Russia
Founded by Balanchine (1934) w/help of Kirstein, Warburg/based at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in NYC/students aged 11-18Alumni: Tallchief, LeClercq, Arthur Mitchell
Created by Massine, Blum of Ballets Russes (1937-68)/toured in US after WW2 began/choreographers Fokine, Nijinska, Frederick Ashton, Balanchine, de Mille, Ruth Page, Valerie BettisDancers: Maria Tallchief, Frederic Franklin
Name of Imperial Ballet after collapse of USSR/named for theatre used/parent company of Vaganova Ballet Academy
InfoBallet Company/SchoolPrinciple Dancers
Established in 1738 during reign of Empress Anna/under Soviets re-established as Leningrad State Choreographic Institute/Vaganova taught there/associate school of Mariinsky BalletAlumni: Balanchine, Karsavina, Baryshnikov, Nijinska, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Pavlova
Largest ballet co in UK/founded in London (1934)/main choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton (Marguerite and Armand, Daphnis and Chloë), Dancers: Fonteyn, Nureyev
Modern dance company founded in NYC (1958)/led by artistic director Robert Battle/choreographers Ailey, Katherine Dunham, Twila TharpDancers: Hope Boykin, Jereboam Bozeman
Founded in 1776 in Moscow/currently largest ballet w/220 dancers/directors Gorsky, Grigorovich, Ratmansky/choreographers Zakharov, Lavrosvsky/composers Shostakovich, KhachaturianDancers: Maria Alexandrova, David Hallberg, Dmitry Gudanov
Founded in NYC (1948) by Balanchine, Kirstein/choreographers Balanchine, RobbinsDancers: Tallchief, Baryshnikov, Tanaquil LeClerq, Arthur Mitchell
Mexican ballet company founded by choreographer Amalia Hernández/performs at Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City

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