Claude Balon (also Ballon, often incorrectly named Jean; 1671–1744) was a French dancer and choreographer. The ballet term ballon is sometimes said to be derived from his name, but Robert Greskovic calls this "dubious". Balon danced under the tutelage of the balletmaster Pierre Beauchamp at the Paris Opera. Marie Sallé is identified as a student of Balon's.
- Kassing, Gayle. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approach. Human Kinetics. p. 99.
- Robert Greskovic. Ballet 101, 2005.
- Highfill, Phillip H. (1991). A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians ..., Volume 13. Southern Illinois University Press. p. 181.
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