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choreographer

[kawr-ee-og-ruh-fer, kohr-]
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noun
  1. a person who creates dance compositions and plans and arranges dance movements and patterns for dances and especially for ballets.
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Origin of choreographer

First recorded in 1885–90; choreograph(y) + -er1
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  • Diaghileff made up his mind that year that he would spare no effort to make a choreographer of Nijinsky.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky


Word Origin and History for choreographer

n.

1829, from choreography + -er (1). Choreographist (1857) did not thrive. In Greek, a person who trained a chorus was a khorodidaskelikos.

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