Soloist (ballet)

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In ballet, a soloist is a dancer in a ballet company above the corps de ballet but below principal dancer. [1]

Dancers at this level perform the majority of the solo and minor rôles in a ballet, such as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet or one of the Fairies in The Sleeping Beauty.


  1. ^ Koegler, Horst (1982). Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-311330-5.