MacMillan, Sir Kenneth


MacMillan, Sir Kenneth

biographical name

(born Dec. 11, 1929, Dunfermline, Fife, Scot.—died Oct. 29, 1992, London, Eng.) British dancer and choreographer. After studies at the Sadler's Wells ballet school, he danced with its ballet companies from 1946. He choreographed his first work, Somnambulism, in 1953 and followed that with Danses concertantes (1955). His ballet Romeo and Juliet (1965) made an international impact. He was ballet director of the German Opera in Berlin (1966–69). In 1970 he was appointed director of the Royal Ballet; in 1977 he resigned to become its principal choreographer. His other successful ballets included Anastasia (1971), Manon (1974), and Isadora (1981).

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