Sarah Crompton

Lord of the dance: the genius of George Balanchine 

Balanchine described himself as ‘a cloud in trousers’ – and Jennifer Homans perfectly captures the earthly man and his ethereal gift

Balanchine with Suzanne Farrell – wearing Van Cleef and Arpels jewellery – rehearsing for New York City Ballet’s production of Jewels, 1976 [Bridgeman Images]

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