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A ballet enthusiast.
- ‘Talking of twists, balletomanes will smile at the the doting ‘Ballet Mother ‘that appears a few times.’
- ‘The news that The Royal Ballet's artistic director had resigned in September set balletomanes buzzing and journalists digging.’
- ‘So, musicians make a better living, while balletomanes enjoy the status and the possibilities for collaborative fireworks that come only with live accompaniment.’
- ‘I first saw them on a postage-stamp-size stage in the Village where the troupe consisted of perhaps eight balletomanes.’
- ‘What does a well-bred balletomane do in a strange town over Christmas?’
- ‘Petipa had mellowed by the time he created Don Quixote; in 1847 he was still trying to impress the Czar and the St. Petersburg balletomanes.’
- ‘A group of St Petersburg balletomanes are said to have celebrated their devotion to Taglioni's art by cooking and eating a pair of her shoes.’
- ‘‘It'll be exciting for the confirmed balletomane, but it is also a popular, spectacular piece of dance that will give a lot of people a lot of pleasure,’ says McMaster.’
- ‘As an avid balletomane, I read Clive Barnes's historical review of the Kirov Ballet's new/old Sleeping Beauty with great interest.’
- ‘Local balletomanes wondered, ‘Who is this Helgi Tomasson?’’
- ‘The Israel Ballet is celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary this season with a showcase of programs to whet the appetite of many a balletomane.’
- ‘The influential balletomanes associated with the Russian companies were limited and conservative in the extreme in their attitude to music.’
- ‘Balletomanes from all corners of the world testify to the prestige and popularity of this world-class event.’
- ‘The man's genius was a known fact; known, that is, by England's critics, cognoscenti, and a small coterie of that country's balletomanes.’
- ‘It may not be filling the House but it's certainly fuelling the balletomanes!’
- ‘There is nothing to ruffle the tutus of any local balletomane in this year's Royal New Zealand Ballet's Tutus on Tour programme.’
- ‘I suspect that the Iron Lady was probably as much of a balletomane as yours truly..’
- ‘Lest you wonder, I am just a balletomane; this letter will come as a surprise to NBC, to which I am sending a copy.’
1920s: from ballet + Greek manēs mad.
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