Posts Tagged "balanchine dancer"

(272) Karole Armitage, Artistic Director of Armitage GONE! Dance Company

Posted by on 03.01.2022

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(224) Christopher Charles McDaniel, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Posted by on 04.14.2021

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(60) Heather Watts, Balanchine Ballerina

Posted by on 09.18.2017

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(59) Susan Pilarre, Esteemed Teacher at the School of American Ballet

Posted by on 09.12.2017

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(51) Part III: Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Posted by on 06.19.2017

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