bal·​let·​go·​er | \ ba-ˈlā-ˌgō-ər, ˈba-ˌlā-\
variants: or ballet-goer \ ba-​ˈlā-​ˌgō-​ər , ˈba-​ˌlā-​ \
plural balletgoers or ballet-goers

Definition of balletgoer 

: a person who attends a ballet Balletgoers are seeing, in effect, an entirely new company and finding new Kirov dancers to admire for their bold stage presences and refined ballet classicism.— Jennifer Dunning, New York Times, 14 July 1989

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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