Clarinade - Legacy and Honors

Legacy and Honors

  • 1978, Balanchine received the Kennedy Center Honors Award the first year the awards were given.
  • With his School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet, and 400 choreographed works, Balanchine transformed American dance and created modern ballet, developing a unique style with his dancers highlighted by brilliant speed and attack.
  • 1987, posthumously inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.
  • Presidential Freedom of Honor Medal
  • Balanchine 100: The Centennial Celebration

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