George Balanchine


Russian-born American choreographer and dancer George Balanchine with... News Photo1950-1959,Adult,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Ballet Dancer,Black And White,Choreographer,Couple - Relationship,Dancer,Dancing,Former,Full Length,George Balanchine,Human Interest,Husband,Listening,Men,Musical Instrument,Musician,New York City,North America,People,Photograph,Pianist,Piano,TIMEINCOWN,Tanaquil LeClercq,Three People,USA,Vertical,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time & Life PicturesRussian-born American choreographer and dancer George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) with his wife, former ballerina French-born American ballerina Tanaquil LeClercq (1929 - 2000), listen to an unidentified pianist 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)