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ballet British & World English

An artistic dance form performed to music, using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful movements and the use of pointe shoes with reinforced toes

ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

ballet dancer British & World English

A person who dances in ballets

ballet master British & World English

A person employed by a ballet company to teach and rehearse dancers

Bolshoi Ballet British & World English

A Moscow ballet company. Since 1825 it has been based at the Bolshoi Theatre, where it staged the first production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake (1877)

Russian ballet British & World English

A style of ballet developed at the Russian Imperial Ballet Academy, popularized in the West by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes from 1909

Vic-Wells Ballet British & World English

A ballet company set up by Ninette de Valois, based first at the Old Vic and from 1931 established at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. The company later became the Sadler’s Wells Ballet which in turn became part of the newly formed Royal Ballet

corps de ballet British & World English

The members of a ballet company who dance together as a group

corps de ballet New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

members of a ballet company who dance together

ballet pump in ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

ballet flat in ballet shoe British & World English

A light, round-toed shoe with very flat heels for women or girls, resembling the type worn by ballet dancers

jazz ballet in jazz British & World English

A style of theatrical dance performed to jazz or popular music