The dancers in a ballet troupe who perform as a group and do not appear as soloists.
The ensemble of a ballet company; esp., the ensemble apart from the featured dancers.
Origin of corps-de-ballet
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Corps-de-ballet Sentence Examples
The choreography was remarkable for all the soloists and the male groups, less convincing for the corps de ballet.
enfolded a sublime performance by the Kirov's Corps de ballet.
Ultimately, even if you aspire to be a professional dancer in a corps de ballet and not a soloist, these finishing touches on your form are what will make the difference between a passable and a successful audition.
Indeed, their precision, timing, and uniformity are enough to make corps de ballet dancers jealous.