Definitions

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  • n. An employee of a ballet company who is charged with maintaining the skill of the company's dancers

Etymologies

ballet +‎ master (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At dinner, Peter Martins, the balletmaster of the troupe, came over to check on one of his top dancers and her mystery date.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • It was said then that the balletmaster found the result disappointing—"dancing matchsticks," in his view.

    Matchsticks No More

  • (The film's best line comes when Madame Mao watches a rehearsal of a classical piece and, when it's finished, turns to the balletmaster and says, "Where are the guns?")

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Mao's Last Dancer

  • For Ms. Kistler, as for many of his dancers, Balanchine was not just their teacher, their balletmaster, he was the best father they ever had, frequently the only father.

    Darci Kistler Exits the Stage

  • While George Balanchine (1904-1983), the witty and visionary 20th-century balletmaster, worked to keep ballet a living, contemporary art, Tchaikovsky's 1877 "Swan Lake" continued to hold sway with audiences, its popularity unbounded.

    Born of Ambivalence

  • Picq, balletmaster at the Russian Court, commanded the opposing band.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Vincent Cassell, the French actor who co-stars in Black Swan as a George Balenchine-style balletmaster, told the Brooklyn-born Aronofsky he has the sensibilities and style of a European rather an American director, something that Aronfsky takes as a compliment and repeats with pride.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Marius Petipa (1818-1910) is widely regarded as one of the most influential balletmaster and choreographers that ever lived.

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  • On February 26, 1938 her contract as balletmaster was renewed for one year, but following Hitler’s entry into Austria on March 11, 1938, the contract was cancelled as part of the “Cleansing Operation” that ousted all Jews from official positions.

    Margarethe Wallmann.

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