Fonteyn, Dame Margot

Fonteyn, Dame Margot

biographical name


Margot Fonteyn in Ondine.—London Express

(born May 18, 1919, Reigate, Surrey, Eng.—died Feb. 21, 1991, Panama City, Pan.) British ballerina. She debuted with the Vic-Wells Ballet (later Royal Ballet) in 1934 and soon became its leading dancer, creating many roles in works by Frederick Ashton, including Horoscope, Symphonic Variations, and Ondine. In the 1960s she won worldwide acclaim for her appearances with Rudolf Nureyev in ballets such as Swan Lake, Raymonda, and Le Corsaire. She continued to dance as a guest artist into the mid 1970s.


Fonteyn, Dame Margot orig. Margaret Hookham

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