The legendary choreographer was born January 22, 1904.
George Balanchine, the ballet choreographer who ventured onto Broadway to stage Babes in Arms, On Your Toes, and more, was born January 22, 1904.
Balanchine was the director of New York City Ballet for over 30 seasons, from the company's founding in 1948 until his death in 1983. He choreographed hundreds of works and trained several generations of dancers. His staging of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker in 1954 established the ballet as an annual favorite.
Flip through photos of some of the shows he choreographed on Broadway below:
Celebrate George Balanchine With a Look at His Broadway Choreography