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Ballet Trivia #3

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First submittedJune 18, 2019
Last updatedJune 18, 2019
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In order to be promoted, dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet must take part in this annual event.
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Russian choreographer who created "Spartacus", "Ivan the Terrible","The Legend of Love"...
Yuri Grigorovich
This country in the Middle East (now an Islamic Republic) had a ballet company from 1958 to 1979.
Iran
Prestigious ballet competition held anually in Switzerland
Prix de Lausanne
Dance double for Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Sarah Lane
Female English dancer, founder of The Royal Ballet in London
Ninette de Valois
Male German ballet dancer who died of leukemia aged 29; a foundation is named after him
Heinz Bosl
The opposite of "dessus"
dessous
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The highest rank in the Paris Opera Ballet, literally meaning "star"
Étoile
Famous ballet film starring Moira Shearer
The Red Shoes
Term for chaîné turns in the French school
déboulé
Famous Spanish ballerina who became director of the English National Ballet in 2012
Tamara Rojo
Name of a ballet company that combined visual arts, music and dance and caused a fascination with ballet at the beginning of the 20th century; "Le sacre du printemps"
Les Ballets Russes
Male dancer who defected from the USSR in 1974 and became a star in the USA; also did some acting
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Socialist country in North America with a famous ballet company
Cuba
First African-American dancer with the New York City Ballet; part of the original cast of "Agon"
Arthur Mitchell
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