there isn't really a person who "started" Ballet. ballet originated in Italy, moving with catherine de medici to France when she married king Henry II. she introduced her tradition of Ballo, or dance. in the 1700's, king Louis of France became fascinated with ballet. not only did he create the first ballet academy, he also danced in every production of all the dances. that is, until he became too fat. :( :P from there, France slowly began to lose interest, and that's where Russia comes in. Russian george balachine brought ballet to America. tada! a brief history of ballet. :)
The ballet was actually french, but was started in Russia
"My little sister started ballet classes last week because she loves to dance."
Ballet is dance. there are loadsa different types of dance.
Ballet is a type of dance.
Contemporary ballet is said to have been started by George Balanchine. Baryshnikov was a student of this type of dance.
Ballet. Ballet is the foundation of all dance.