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Selected Bibliography

* Amberg, George. Ballet: The Emergence of an American Art. New York, 1949. Reprint 1983.

* Ashley, Merrill. Dancing for Balanchine. New York, 1984.

* Balanchine, George, with Francis Mason. Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets. Rev. and enl. ed. Garden City, NY, 1977.

* Buckle, Richard, with John Taras. George Balanchine: Ballet Master. New York, 1988.

* Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works. Rev. ed. New York, 1984.

* Chujoy, Anatole. The New York City Ballet. New York, 1953.

Costas. Balanchine: Celebrating a Life in Dance. Windsor, Connecticut, 2003.

Danilova, Alexandra. Choura. New York, 1986.

* Dunning, Jennifer. "But First a School." New York, 1985.

Farrell, Suzanne. Holding On to the Air. New York, 1990.

Fisher, Barbara Milberg. In Balanchineís Company: A Dancerís Memoir. Middletown, Connecticut, 2006.

Garafola, Lynn (ed.), with Eric Foner. Dance for a City. New York, 1999.

* Geva, Tamara. Split Seconds. New York, 1972.

* Goldner, Nancy. The Stravinsky Festival of the New York City Ballet. New York, 1973.

Goldner, Nancy. Balanchine Variations. Gainesville, Florida, 2008.

Gottlieb, Robert. George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker. New York, 2004.

Jordan, Stephanie. Moving Music: Dialogues with Music in Twentieth-Century Ballet. London, 2000.

Joseph, Charles M. Stravinsky and Balanchine: The Journey of Invention. New Haven, CT, 2002.

Kent, Allegra. Once a Dancer... New York, 1997.

Kirstein, Lincoln. Movement and Metaphor. New York, 1970. Reissued as Four Centuries of Ballet: Fifty Masterworks. New York, 1984.

* Kirstein, Lincoln. The New York City Ballet. Photos by Martha Swope and George Platt Lynes. New York, 1973. Thirty Years. Enl. ed., without pictures. New York, 1978.

* Kirstein, Lincoln. Ballet: Bias & Belief. New York, 1983.

* Kochno, Boris. Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. New York, 1970.

* Maiorano, Robert, and Valerie Brooks. Balanchine's "Mozartiana": The Making of a Masterpiece. New York, 1985.

Mason, Francis. I Remember Balanchine: Recollections of the Ballet Master by Those Who Knew Him. New York, 1991.

* Mazo, Joseph H. Dance is a Contact Sport: A Season with the New York City Ballet. New York, 1974.

* McDonagh, Don. George Balanchine. Boston, 1983.

* Portrait of Mr. B: Photographs of George Balanchine. New York, 1984.

* Reynolds, Nancy. Repertory in Review. New York, 1977.

Reynolds, Nancy, and McCormick, Malcolm. No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century. New Haven, Connecticut, 2003.

Teachout, Terry. All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine. New York, 2004.

* Scholl, Tim. From Petipa to Balanchine. New York, 1994.

* Shearer, Moira. Balletmaster: A Dancer's View of George Balanchine. London, 1986.

Stravinsky, Vera, and Robert Craft. Stravinsky in Pictures and Documents. New York, 1978.

Suki Schorer on Balanchine Technique. New York, 1999.

Tallchief, Maria, with Larry Kaplan. Maria Tallchief. New York, 1997.

Taper, Bernard. Balanchine: A Biography. Rev. ed., with new epilogue. Berkeley, CA, 1996.

* Tracy, Robert, with Sharon DeLano. Balanchine's Ballerinas. New York, 1983.

Villella, Edward, with Larry Kaplan. Prodigal Son. New York, 1992.

* Volkov, Solomon. Balanchine's Tchaikovsky. New York, 1985.

* Zorina, Vera. Zorina. New York, 1986.

A comprehensive annotated Bibliography will be found in the Balanchine Catalogue.

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General Reference

International Encyclopedia of Dance. 6 vols. Oxford and New York, 1998.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 20 vols. 2d ed. London and New York, 2001.

See Also

Essays and reviews by a number of critics writing on Balanchine and his work have been published in book form. Authors include Cyril Beaumont, Arlene Croce, Edwin Denby, B. H. Haggin, Deborah Jowitt, Lincoln Kirstein, Marcia B.Siegel, and Walter Terry.

* Good sources for out-of-print dance books are Amazon (, ABE (, Dance Books (, and Alibris (

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