[ kawr-ee-og-ruh-fer, kohr- ]


  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of choreographer1

First recorded in 1885–90; choreograph(y) + -er 1

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Example Sentences

She also noted that data shows more than half of musicians, actors, dancers and choreographers are unemployed because of the pandemic.

Spread over three huge galleries, the production’s centerpiece is a 35-minute film loop by video scenographer Massimiliano Siccardi, who creates video for choreographers, arts festivals and galas.

Kenny Ortega, choreographer of Dirty Dancing and director of the High School Musical franchise, would direct.

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She won two Emmys as lead choreographer on the show and a Golden Globe for best actress, and in 1984, she began directing episodes.

Her sister Debbie Allen, a multi-award winning dancer, choreographer, actor and director and a 2021 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, also graduated from Howard a year after her.

Their marriage had begun to suffer, and memories of the polio ballet loomed over the choreographer, known to be superstitious.

The defense called a group of young men to the witness stand, leading off with dancer/choreographer Wade Robson.

Tsveiba runs the dance school with another choreographer and a pianist.

Choreographer Wade Robson swore for 20 years that Michael Jackson never touched him when they shared a bed.

Tallchief was soon married to famed Russian choreographer George Balanchine, despite the 21-year age difference.

Diaghileff made up his mind that year that he would spare no effort to make a choreographer of Nijinsky.