Wikipedia:WikiProject Ballet

Ballet WikiProject

Welcome to the Ballet WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Ballet.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

  • Improve Wikipedia's coverage of ballet related articles
  • Create comprehensive lists and articles for ballets
  • Create comprehensive lists and articles for ballet and pointe shoes
  • Improve and maintain articles on ballet dancers
  • Create a larger repository of ballet images which are both aesthetically and technically sound!
  • Articles pertaining to the art of ballet, ballet dancers and choreographers, ballets, pointe, costume designers for ballets, composers, and anything else that is related to the dance form.


  • Please always remember to cite your sources (look here for collective resources) and, if working on a biography of a living person, adhere to those guidelines.
  • When referring to the French name for a term, please check your spelling (hopefully Glossary of ballet is correct) and put it in italics.
  • Add appropriate categories (see below)
  • Add {{WikiProject Dance|Ballet=yes|Ballet-importance=?}} template to the top of ballet-related article talk pages
  • If you are able to take photographs, you may want to watchlist the Image requests page

Open tasksEdit


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  • It would especially help if you could mention:
    • if you have access to ballet-related books or other sources  
    • or if you are able to take ballet-related photographs.  


  1. Claudeconyers (talk · contribs) -- Former ballet dancer and long-time dance historian as well as publisher and editor of reference books, including International Encyclopedia of Dance, 6 vols. (Oxford University Press, 1998). Contributor to numerous reference works on dance and musical theater. Access to extensive home library of reference materials.
  2. Ghirlandajo (talk · contribs) started articles about Russian ballet personalities: Maya Plisetskaya, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semenova, Mathilde Kschessinska, Agrippina Vaganova, Sulamith Messerer, etc.
  3. L1A1 FAL (talk · contribs) General interest in ballet and I take classes and dance recreationally. I mainly revert vandalism and do grammar/spelling.
  4.     mrlopez2681 (talk · contribs) Hello - I am a former dancer who finds more joy in being a ballet historian than an actual dancer. I am currently working on the preliminary research to one day write a book on the composers Riccardo Drigo, Minkus, and Cesare Pugni, who are long over-due their long-deserved credit (Drigo and Pugni the most). I have written articles on Marius Petipa, the Sergeyev Collection, Ondine (ballet) (will add more later), Leon Minkus, Cesare Pugni, La Fille Mal Gardee, Le Corsaire, completely re-wrote La Bayadere and Swan Lake. I would like to re-write the artciles on La Esmeralda and The Sleeping Beauty Ballet. I have added a lot of historic photos from my rather large collection of 19th century photos from the Imperial Ballet. I would really like to re-write the artcile on Riccardo Drigo, but I have to complete the research first.
  5. Paul foord (talk · contribs) - mainly dance project
  6.    Robertgreer (talk · contribs). Take class, much like Gioland71, and attend NYCB to excess, likewise City Center's Fall for Dance and the Joyce; also see ballet and contemporary dance two or three times a year in Stockholm and Copenhagen and would help with the Royal Danish and Swedish Ballets if there were ever time!
  7.    scillystuff (talk · contribs). Fan and frequent visitor to the Royal Ballet in London, adding to information on the cast (pictures, repertory and biographies).
  8. Scríobhaí (talk · contribs) – Researching professional ballet in 20th century Ireland
  9. Wallie (talk · contribs) - Interested in all forms of classical ballet, particularly in the 1950s period in the USSR. Big fan of Ulanova, Plisetskaya, Fonteyn, Minkus, La Bayadere, Swan Lake.
  10. Sophoife (talk · contribs) Forty-plus years of ballet watching, first in London, now in Australia. Try to see all casts for each programme as then can make a comprehensive assessment. Learned for 12 years but that's as far as I go.
  11. PhillUpNorth (talk · contribs) Employee of Northern Ballet, interested in keeping up-to-date lists of dancers, significant works etc. Won't update Northern Ballet entries but may post requests for others to, if that's OK?
  12.     Slhogan94 (talk · contribs) I like clean, well-organized categories and articles. I'm happy to help to help with clean up, starting with the main Ballet article. Let's get it up to Good Article status!! I'm a ballet fan and my son is a serious ballet student.
  13. Mkdw (talk · contribs) - General interest in ballet. I recently expanded Hee Seo as part of Asian Collaboration Month. I plan to work on a few more articles that are ballet related. Mkdwtalk 19:12, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  14.    Willthacheerleader18 (talk · contribs) - studied dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's School of Dance and former dancer with Greensboro Ballet. Interested in articles about ballet dancers, ballet companies, history of ballet, etc.
  15.   Sfaregs (talk · contribs) I'm an academic librarian, an adult ballet student and a life-long ballet fan. Hoping to improve articles and overall coverage by filling in whatever gaps I can.
  16. Corachow (talk · contribs) Mainly interested in editing dancers' pages.
  17. Ilbibliothecario (talk · contribs) balletomane, interested in classical and contemporary ballet pages.

User box for participantsEdit

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This section is for people who support the Wikiproject, and may periodically help, but cannot make a very large commitment to the project.

  1. bibliomaniac15 (talk · contribs) - Sorry, Cleanup Taskforce bogging me down. Feel free to submit articles to the Cleanup Taskforce., and we'll take a look at it. bibliomaniac15 00:57, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
  2. Cazo3788 (talk · contribs) I'm interested in writing biographies of classical ballet dancers, will also focus on South African dancers.
  3. Figaro I love ballet as an artform and have some books about ballet.
  4. hannah (talk) 17:53, 6 February 2008 (UTC) I like dancing and wathching the shows!!
  5. Read-write-services (talk · contribs) My daughter is a dancer for the last six years, with Ceccetti method! I'm more interested in history of Ballet, I'm a freelance writer and editor. I'd be glad to help when/where you need it! --Read-write-services 02:11, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
  6. The Fiddly Leprechaun (talk · contribs) I've been a dancer and an avid balletomane for a number of years. I would certainly like to see Wikipedia become a strong resource for Ballet and Dance in general. I'll drop by occasionally to clean up/expand articles.--The Fiddly Leprechaun (talk) 17:38, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
  7. DanceEnthusiast (talk · contribs) I am a professional dancer and I would like to write notable articles about dancers. I am working on expanding on South African ballet and related topics.DanceEnthusiast (talk) 23:26, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  8. Symphony in C (talk · contribs) I have danced for many years and studied all aspects of ballet in depth, particularly ballet history and terminology (including differences in usage between the teaching methods/styles), as well as having fairly extensive knowledge about specific dancers both past and present. I am not on Wikipedia very often but I will contribute when I can, as I think it's a great way to combine my passions for dance and for research/writing, while benefiting the greater dance community! Symphony in C (talk) 19:37, 5 May 2016 (UTC)


Those who have not made a contribution on Wikipedia in the past year.


  1.    Gioland71 (talk · contribs). I've been taking ballet classes on and off for about 20 years and I still love it!
  2.   Keitei (talk · contribs) Ballet, ballet, ballet. Dancing for thirteen years, enjoy the technique and precision of classical ballet. Also pointe.
  3.   Mordkin (talk · contribs) Ballet history student. Particular interest in Diaghilev and choreographic literature (Noverre, Blasis, et al.). Have been reworking Diaghilev and Ballet Russes pages.
  4.  Myznt (talk · contribs) Dance student aspiring to be a professional dancer in ballet and modern dance. Dancer for twelve years, and avid dance historian.
  5. Seamanjg (talk · contribs) - Interested in helping develop the Ballet project. I have made some contributions but I am a new user and am still learning how to work with Wikipedia. Perhaps there is someone that I would work with until I become more proficient with Wikipedia.
  6.   Editor at Large (talk · contribs) Interested mostly in the technical and history sides of ballet. Dancer for fifteen years, teacher for eight, member of a small company
  7.    Tanyawade (talk · contribs). Former pro-dancer and ballet aficionado. Although I still dance for fun. I'm particularly interested in contributed to dancer pages and ballet pieces.
  8. DominiqueOliver (talk · contribs) Arts Council England Clore Fellow on Secondment to Royal Opera House, researching Choreographer Frederick Ashton.


  1. Demipointe Amateur dancer and a stickler for grammar.
  2. Serafina_11 (talk · contribs) I have a picture that I think would be a good addition. How do I submit it?
  3. Splowey (talk · contribs) - Mostly interested in dance technique and photography. Will cull through my archives to see if I have any good photos to contribute. Dancer for 15 years (Ballet for the first 12; jazz,modern & contemporary ballet for the last 3). Started the original Pointe_shoes article way back when :-P
  4. talk HI friends. I'm a former member of Miami City Ballet. Please see Ballet Portal discussion page regarding what may be misusage of the NYCB redirect. Thanks!, 27 November 2008 (UTC) (talk) 01:20, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  5. Massenetique (talk · contribs) Classical singer/composer here very interested in ballet composers and specific ballets. Could be of help to add more standard ballet titles to wiki! 11:43, 30 January 2007
  6. TitanOne I am the responsible for the Filipina Ballerinas. I've also submitted DYK's for the newly created articles for ballerinas.


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  • ((Matisse Love)) - Soloist at the Russian State Ballet Theatre in Moscow

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