A danseur noble traditionally was a male ballet dancer who projected great nobility of character.[1] Over the last century, the term has been used to define a male principal dancer who performs at the highest theatrical level combining grace with ability. Some use danseur noble as the masculine equivalent to a Prima Ballerina, or to refer to the male partner of a ballerina during a pas de deux.[2]

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  1. ^ "Collins Dictonary".
  2. ^ "Dictionary.com | Meanings & Definitions of English Words". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 2024-01-18.