For de Basil’s company, Original Ballet Russe, choreographs Balustrade (to Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto) , first ballet created in America for company not his own. ― With Kirstein, establishes American Ballet Caravan, formed with dancers from American Ballet, Ballet Caravan (a chamber company directed by Kirstein, 1936-40), and School of American Ballet, for five-month good-will tour of Latin America arranged by Nelson A. Rockefeller, Coordinaror of Inter-American Affairs. ― Choreographs new ballets for tour: Ballet Imperial (Tchaikovsky) and Concerto Barocco (Bach; first conceived for School of American Ballet students); Divertimento (Rossini―Britten) and Fantasia Brasileira (Mignone) are choreographed in South America during tour [194-196, 200]. ― Also stages Serenata (Serenade), Alma Errante (Errante), Apolo Musageta (Apollon Musagète), and El Murciélago (The Bat) [193, 197-199]. ― Tour opens in Rio de Janeiro and continues in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. ― Company is disbanded at end of engagement. ― In New York, stages dances for Broadway musical The Lady Comes Across (Duke/Latouche) .