Ballet Quiz (Round 1)

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Prince Siegfried is a prominent character in which Tchaikovsky ballet composed in 1875?

Swan Lake

 

Tchaikovsky's next ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa, features King Florestan and Princess Aurora. Can you name it?

The Sleeping Beauty

 

Soviet composer Sergei Prokofiev famously composed which ballet based on the work by Shakespeare, including the 'Dance of the Knights'?

Romeo & Juliet

 

Which Tchaikovsky ballet has become synonymous with Christmas having first been performed in San Francisco in 1944?

The Nutcracker 

 

George Balachine used the music of Mendelssohn when he comprised a ballet based on another William Shakespeare play? Can you name it?

A Midsummer's Night Dream

 

Which Cervantes novel gave inspiration for a Minkus and Petipa ballet featuring one of the most popular pas de deux in dance history?

Don Quixote

 

Which Royal Ballet graduate appears as a judge on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing show?

Darcey Bussell

 

Set in the Middle Ages, which ballet features Duke Albrecht of Silesia?

Giselle