danseuse

Part of speech: noun

A professional female dancer; ballet- girl.

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Usage examples "danseuse":

  1. So she had been carefully instructed by a danseuse from the Opera, and in many points, so the enthusiasts declared, had bettered her instructions. - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. The talk was good, and nothing- neither the last violinist, nor the latest danseuse- was allowed to interfere with it. - "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. His La Danseuse and La Loge were received with laughter by the discerning critics. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.