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Petipa, Marius

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPetipa, MariusMarius PetipaPetipa, Marius // 🔊 🔊 (1819–1910) a French ballet dancer and choreographer (=someone who arranges the way dancers move) who began the modern classical ballet. He was the choreographer for more than sixty ballets, including the famous ballets The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty.
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