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Dance Famous People

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1. Class grew into Judson's Church Group

2. Financed Balanchine to come to US - helped found New York City Ballet - served as general director

3. Danced in Berkeley's movies - First movie dancing star of 1930's 42nd street led to her success

4. Turned profits by slashing salaries of ballerinas so jockey club friends could have them as mistresses

5. Launched careers of 5 great choreographers

6. United States nurse who campaigned for birth control and planned parenthood

7. Teaches people can do whatever they want choreographically as long as you explain your proces

8. First lady of modern dance

9. Defected from Russia and asked for political asylum in Paris

10. Known particularly for his long associations as musical director with Denishawn and Martha Graham.

11. Becomes chief ballet master after Petipa

12. Visual artist who did much of the scenery for Ballet Russe

13. Choreographed Lion King

14. Brought ballet to the common person

15. Chance dance' - focusing on the dance itself and was not interested in telling a story (fliped a coin)

16. Played Swanilda in Coppelia

17. Modern dance company that started in 1971

18. Introduced flying wires - raised the standard of pointe work


20. Choreographed Jeux

21. One of the most prolific jazz composers of the 20th century

22. Fall and recovery' technique-dancers learned to be proficient in balancing and ceding to the pull of gravity.

23. 1st principal dancer with Royal Ballet

24. A pioneer of modern dance - established importance of the male dancer

25. Professional tennis player Who was known for using ballet skills on the court

26. Defected from Russia to US -Greatest danseur of the 20th century.


28. Rite of Spring

29. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style

30. Horeography didn't necessarily go with music - simply occupied at the same place and time -

31. La Spectre de la Rose

32. Wrote autobiography Confessions

33. Dancing couple that portrayed the American Depression Modern Style

34. Writer of Giselle

35. Opened a Wigman school in NYC in 1931 - brought German dance to U.S. but Americanized her technique.

36. First male dancer to make an impression in U.S.

37. Choreographed 'Revelations'

38. Choreographs Snowflakes Act I of the Nutracker & Swan Lake

39. Performed Monkshood Farewell

40. Known for brilliant divertissments

41. Choreographed Deeply There in 1988 in response to the AIDS epidemic

42. His theory of 'decentrailization' involved inhibiting the dancer with abstract props and costumes so that the dancer could discover themselves.

43. Associated with Danish-style ballet; equal roles for male and female dancers

44. Choreographed La Sylphide

45. Listed as choreographer of Giselle because He was widely respected

46. Pelvic contraction and release

47. Wrote against male dancers

48. African astheic choreography

49. Known for two ballet styles of Symphonic ballet: comedic and satirical

50. Choreographed Giselle but not given credit