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danseur

Syllabification: dan·seur
Pronunciation: /danˈsər
 
/

Definition of danseur in English:

noun

A male ballet dancer.
Example sentences
  • When he was a student, Kudelka had the advantage of working with Erik Bruhn, who, as both dancer and company director, pursued a mission to redirect the audience's gaze from the ballerina towards the male danseur.
  • In 1816 a permanent corps de ballet was established at the Théâtre de la Monnaie opera house in Brussels; in 1819 Jean-Antoine Petipa was hired as premier danseur and ballet master.
  • In the back of the house is Vladimir Vasiliev, creator of some of the Bolshoi Ballet's most unforgettable memories as a premier danseur and now the general and artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater.

Origin

French, from danser 'to dance'.

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