George Balanchine

"See the music, hear the dance"

George Balanchine

In 1948, George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein's dance troupe finally became the New York City Ballet

He loved women and enjoyed them even more when embellished by jewellery

For Balanchine, ballet was a visualisation of music, blending into it like "the cream in coffee"

School of American Ballet in Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments with Raina Gilliland (foreground) by Paul Kolnik