“God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it; from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.” George Balanchine

George Balanchine on Creativity

New York City Ballet rehearsal of "Glinkaiana" with George Balanchine and Patricia McBride, choreography by George Balanchine (New York) IMAGE ID: SWOPE_1211175

New York City Ballet rehearsal of "Glinkaiana" with George Balanchine and Patricia McBride, choreography by George Balanchine (New York) IMAGE ID:

Ekaterina Kondaurova in Diamonds from George Balanchine’s Jewels  Photos by Gene Schiavone

Ekaterina Kondaurova in Diamonds from George Balanchine’s Jewels Photos by Gene Schiavone. I love Balanchine

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Irving Penn Photo ~ George Balanchine & Maria Tallchief ~1947

Balanchine with his third wife, Maria Tallchief, in costume for Le Baiser de la Fée. They were married from Photo: Irving Penn

.New York City Ballet Company costume fitting for "Don Quixote" with George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell, choreography by George Balanchine (New York)

New York City Ballet Company costume fitting for "Don Quixote" with George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell, choreography by George Balanchine (New York)

New York City Ballet - "Diamonds" --Music Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 (1875) by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky.  Choreography by George Balanchine -- Premiere April 13, 1967, NYCB, New York State Theater.  Diamonds: Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise;  Costumes: by Karinska.  "Jewels" a full-length, three-act ballet, without plot & using the music of three different composers. Balanchine was inspired by jewelry designer Claude Arpels, stating that “it was wonderful to see how our cost...

New York City Ballet - "Diamonds" --Music Symphony No. 3 Costumes: by Karinska.

George Balanchine, choreographer, admiring the work of his cat, Murka.

George Balanchine with his cat, Murka To move like a cat, you must THINK likes cat -- and to LAND like a cat, you MUST .

NEW YORK CITY, 1936 -- Ballerinas stand on a window sill in a rehearsal room at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet.

Dancers pause in the window of their dancing room at the Balanchine school of the American Ballet Theatre in NYC -- LIFE magazine 1936 ~ Alfred Eisenstaedt

choreographer George Balanchine (Mr. B) and his cat Mourka

Choreographer and founder of the School of American Ballet George Balanchine and his cat Mourka.

Ballerinas standing on window sill in rehearsal...

[ the hard , steady work of creating beauty : ballet dancers rehearse , 1936 ] alfred eisenstaedt ; time & life pictures / getty images " scene at the school of american ballet , new york , 1936 "

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George Balanchine's Serenade Fun fact of the day- this was choreographed on a group of students, tailored to their skill sets!

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