George Balanchine


Russian-born American choreographer and dancer George Balanchine... News Photo1950-1959,Adult,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Ballet Dancer,Black And White,Choreographer,Couple - Relationship,Dancer,Dancing,Former,George Balanchine,Human Interest,Husband,Men,New York City,North America,People,Photograph,TIMEINCOWN,Tanaquil LeClercq,Two People,USA,Vertical,Waist Up,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time & Life PicturesRussian-born American choreographer and dancer George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) serves tea to his wife, French-born American former ballerina Tanaquil LeClercq (1929 - 2000), in their home, New York, New York, December 9, 1958. Two years earlier (in 1956), LeClercq has contracted polio, which paralyzed her from the waist down and ended her dancing career. (Photo by Gordon Parks/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)