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Gender SpecificPlay
Used only for female dancers. Male ballet dancers are called 'danseurs' or 'ballet dancers'. SlideThe principal ballerina and male danseur led the cast.
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Professional LevelPlay
Implies high skill and often professional employment in ballet companies. SlideShe trained for years before she was considered a ballerina.
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Cultural StatusPlay
Ballerinas are often respected figures in the world of dance and culture. SlideThe ballerina was invited to perform for the embassy's cultural event.