Who were the women who inspired George Balanchine’s Jewels?

Guest writer: Sarah Meals, marketing manager There are mixed reports on what exactly inspired George Balanchine to choreograph his three-act abstract ballet Jewels.  Some texts say he admired the famous Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry firm, and the gemstones were the actual inspiration for the movement.  Other texts say the ballet had nothing to do… More Who were the women who inspired George Balanchine’s Jewels?