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


a person who creates dance compositions and plans and arranges dance movements and patterns for dances and especially for ballets.

Origin of choreographer

First recorded in 1885–90; choreograph(y) + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of choreographer

Historical Examples of choreographer

  • 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper