Friday, June 15

Noms de Ballet

photo by aman|singh, via Flickr


Some random Googling led me to the Wikipedia page of the New York City Ballet, which very nicely lists the names of its current dancers. They're an interesting, varied group, and I got curious about how they compare to the lists from other companies. 

Names of ballet dancers (past and present) from the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet — 


Women  
Agnès  
Alla 
Allegra 
Ana-Sophia 
Aurélie 
Avdotia   
Clairemarie 
Clotilde 
Dorothée    
Faye  
Gelsey 
Georgina 
Gwyneth 
Helgi 
Jillana 
Laëtitia  
Lelia  
Likolani 
Lira 
Lourdes 
Maris 
Mathilde 
Maya 
Nadezhda 
Rosemary 
Shoshana 
Sofiane 
Tanaquil 
Ulyana 
Violette 

Men  
Amar  
Angelin  
Aram  
Ask 
Fayçal  
Fyodor  
Gen  
Hervé 
Ib    
Irek 
Islom  
Joaquín  
Jock 
Kader  
Lars 
Nilas  
Rostislav 
Salikh 
Sébastien 
Spartak 
Sterling 

2 comments:

  1. French names have a way of looking so darn elegant, don't they? I love Nadezhda. When I was a teenager it was always top of my "If I married a Russian" list.

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  2. Gelsey is interesting. Do you think that be pron. like Chelsea?

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