Tanaquil Le Clerq  French Dancer

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Tanaquil Le Clerq passed away on 31st Dec 2000 aged 71.


Tanaquil Le Clerq was previously married to George Balanchine (1952 - 1983).


Tanaquil Le Clerq is a 71 year old French Dancer. Born on 2nd October, 1929 in Paris, France, she is famous for Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Tanaquil Le Clerq is a member of the following lists: School of American Ballet alumni, People with poliomyelitis and American people of French descent.


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Tanaquil Le Clerq71 LibraDancer
George Balanchine79 AquariusDancer


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Tanaquil Le MasterJan 6, 2011

I am glad to know enough information about my second cousin, that I was named after her.

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    Tanaquil Le Clercq (/lɛ.klɛr/ le-clare; October 2, 1929 – December 31, 2000) was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. Her dancing career ended abruptly when she was stricken with polio in Copenhagen during the company's European tour in ...

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship31 yrs, 4 mths
    Shortest Relationship31 yrs, 4 mths
    Average Relationship Length31 yrs, 4 mths
    First Name Tanaquil
    Middle Name Le
    Last Name Le Clercq
    Maiden Name Le Clerq
    Alternative Name Tanny, Tanaquil Le Clercq
    Age 71 (age at death) years
    Birthday 2nd October, 1929
    Birthplace Paris, France
    Died 31st December, 2000
    Place of Death Manhattan, New York, USA
    Cause of Death pneumonia
    Build Slim
    Zodiac Sign Libra
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality French
    University School of American Ballet
    Occupation Text Ballet Dancer
    Occupation Dancer
    Claim to Fame Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet
    Official Websites www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8229266, www.the-ballet.com/leclercq.php
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