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Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias was born on 18 May 1919 and she was an English ballerina.She is considered as the greatest as one of the greatest classical ballet of all time.She danced her entire life as a dancer with The Royal Ballet and then was appointed as the Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by the Queen Elizabeth II.She joined ballet classes with her older brother at the age of four which was signed by her mother.She attended the Vic-Wells Ballet School which is the predecessor of today’s Royal Ballet School and was trained under the direction of Ninette de Valois and teachers such as Mathilde and Olga Prebrajenska.She has done principal roles in  Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty  .She was appreciated for the ballets of Sir Fredrerick Ashton including Daphnis and Chloe,Sylvia and Ondine. She has also worked with choreographer Roland Petit .


Dance forms
  • Ballet
Choreography Experience
Dance Experience
  • Advanced




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Margot Fonteyn

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