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Ballet Trivia #2

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First submittedJune 14, 2019
Last updatedJune 14, 2019
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First ballerina to dance en pointe
Marie Taglioni
At the beginning of the new season, the Paris Opera Ballet performs this before the first performance
Défilé
English choreographer who created "Manon", "Mayerling", "Anastasia"...
Kenneth MacMillan
Famous male dancer of Russian origin who was director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983-1993
Rudolf Nureyev
Italian ballet teacher and inventor of a training method
Enrico Cecchetti
This composition by J. S. Bach has been used by several choreographers; it was originally written to cure someone's insomnia
Goldberg Variations
Choreographer who created "In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated"
William Forsythe
The title of this ballet refers to a sports or music competition in Ancient Greece
Agon
Important ballet competition in the USA; opportunity for young ballet students to win scholarships for professional training
Youth America Grand Prix
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The third arm position in Vaganova terminology is what in RAD terminology?
Fifth
One of the first black women to become a principal dancer at ABT; "I will what I want"
Misty Copeland
Dutch choreographer who created "Sarcasmen", "5 Tangos", "Grosse Fuge"...
Hans van Manen
Co-founder of the New York City Ballet; not a dancer
Lincoln Kirstein
Full name of the choreographer who allegedly inserted the "Fred Step" in all of his choreographies
Frederick Ashton
Male dancer of Ukrainian origin who left the Royal Ballet in 2012, famous for his technique and tattoos
Sergei Polunin
How many arabesques are there in the Cecchetti method?
Five
American ballerina who won the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2019; feminist and equality seeker
Ashley Bouder
Colloquial term for a standard starting position for variations or enchaînements
B+
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