Dick Andros

Andros on Ballet is a collection of articles about ballet history and classical ballet technique written by Dick Andros, a ballet teacher and writer who was based in New York City and provided this site to share the knowledge and stories he accumulated through his long career as a dancer and teacher.

Biographies

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Biographical essays on significant figures in ballet history, including stories from personal experiences with many of these figures.

Alicia Alonso

Yelena Andreianova

Helene Antonova

Jean Aumer

George Balanchine

Jean Balon

Irina Baronova

Pierre Beauchamp

Carlo Blasis

Nicole Blondy

Adolph Bolm

Ruthanna Boris

Anatole Bourman

Antoine Bournonville

Marie Camargo

Edward Caton

Enrico Cecchetti

Fanny Cerrito

Coppelia

Jean Coralli

Coulon Family

Margaret Craske

Leon Danielian

Alexandra Danilova

Jean Dauberval

Catherine Medici De

Agnes Mille De

Ninette Valois De

Sergei Denham

Sergei Diaghilev

Louis Charles Didelot

Vladimir Dokoudovsky

Anton Dolin

Felia Doubrovska

Louis Dupre

Nicholas Efimov

Andre Eglevsky

Lubov Egorova

Fanny Elssler

Sophie Fedorova

Mikhail Fokine

Frederic Franklin

Brothers Gardel

Yekaterina Geltzer

Tamara Geva

Nana Gollner

Alexander Gorsky

Lucile Grahn

Cynthia Gregory

Serge Grigoriev

Carlotta Grisi

Madeleine Marie Guimard

Melissa Hayden

Solomon Hurok

Lev Ivanov

Marie Jeanne

Christian Johansson

Louis Johnson

Vera Karalli

Maria Karnilova

Tamara Karsavina

Nora Kaye

Michael Kidd

Nathalie Krassovska

John Kriza

Mathilde Kschessinska

Baptiste Jean Lande

Charles Picq Le

Nicolai Legat

Pierina Legnani

Giovanni Lepri

David Lichine

Serge Lifar

Robert Lindgren

Catherine Littlefield

Emma Livry

Baptiste Jean Lully

Nicholas Magallanes

Sonia And Margaret

Alicia Markova

Leonide Massine

Augusta Maywood

Mikhail Mordkin

Ellen Mary Moylan

Vera Nemtchinova

Bronislava Nijinska

Vaslav Nijinsky

Georges Jean Noverre

Laurent Novikoff

Anatole Obouhkoff

Nicholas Orloff

Sono Osato

Ruth Page

Robert Pagent

Anna Pavlova

Louis Pecourt

Jules Perrot

Dynasty Petipa

Paul Petroff

Olga Preobrajenska

Francoise Prevost

Marie Rambert

Pierre Rameau

Janet Reed

Tatiana Riabouchinska

Jerome Robbins

Carolina Rosati

Ida Rubinstein

Marie Salle

Ludmila Schollar

Mia Slavenska

Vivian Smith

Lydia Sokolova

Olga Spessivtseva

Theresa Marie Subligny

Taglioni Family

Maria Tallchief

Glen Tetley

Tamara Toumanova

Vera Trefilova

Anthony Tudor

Sonja Tyven

Galina Ulanova

Agrippa Vaganova

Dynasty Vestris

Salvatore Vigano

Pierre Vladimirov

Alexandre Volinine

Patricia Wilde

Raven Wilkinson

Leon Woizikowski

Sonia Wojcikowska

Igor Youskevitch

Virginia Zucchi

Nicholas Zverev

History

Articles on the early history of ballet, major trends in the development of modern ballet and the formation of the major American companies.

American Ballet Theatre

Atlanta Ballet

Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo

Ballet Timeline

Beginnings Of American Ballet

Beginnings Of Russian Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

Bolshoi Ballet

Chicago Ballet

Dance Theatre Of Harlem

Descendents Of The Ballet Russe

Early Ballet

Eliot Feld Ballet

French Ballet At The End Of The 19th Century

Joffrey Ballet

Modern Dance

New York City Ballet

Nutcracker Mystique

Pas De Quatre

Russian Ballet 1904-1927

San Francisco Ballet

Features

A League Of His Own

Addicted To Dance

Ballet And The Evil Empire

Dance But What Kind

Eighty And Still Teaching

Gypsy Robe

Gypsy Robe

Hair

Has Ballet Become Track And Field

Names Have Been Changed

Necessity

Pre School

Pre School

Sixty And Still Counting

What Do You Really Know

When Did It All Change

Who Are We

Words

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