What do you call male ballerinas?

@hunibani (720)
Philippines
February 10, 2012 11:26am CST
Ballerinos? LoL. What is the proper signature for them? I've asked my boyfriend about this as he was a ballerina/no before. He also doesn't know.
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
10 Feb 12
I personally do not know in your language, how to define a man who practices the activity of dancing. In my state (Italy) there is a male and female for this term, namely: for women is called "Ballerina" for males is called "Ballerino" this term in the singular. I do not know exactly in your language if there is a distinction between these two terms.
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@owlwings (39758)
• Cambridge, England
10 Feb 12
There is only one ballerina in a company. The lead male dancer is called 'Danseur Nobel'. Other dancers are called ballet dancers or dancers (in French, it would be 'les danseurs' and 'les danceuses'). You do not call a male lead dancer a 'ballerino' except, perhaps, in Italy.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Great information ! Thank you so much, now my bf knows how to call himself in proper signature :P lol Thank you. GRACIAS!
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
10 Feb 12
mallerina? :)
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
10 Feb 12
Hahaha ! Sounds cute ! :) cuter than ballerina. :)
• Brazil
11 Feb 12
I call everybody who dances balet a balet dancer. Being one myself, I wouldn't like being called a balerina.