Danseur

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Danseur:

dahn-SUHR

What does Danseur translate to?

male dancer

Danseur is a classical ballet term simply meaning “male dancer.”  There are several variations or types of danseur.

Premier Danseur means “First Dancer” and is a title for a leading male dancer of a company. The Paris Opera Ballet company uses the rank of premier danseur étoile for their top male position, meaning “First Star Dancer.”

Danseur Noble is also a term sometimes used to describe a male ballet dancer who has a particular strength for classical style and roles such as Albrecht in Giselle or Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake.

 

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