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Frederick Ashton

(1904—1988) choreographer and director


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(b Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1904; d Eye, Suffolk, 1988).

Eng. choreographer. Associated with SW (now Royal) Ballet from 1936. Ballets incl. Symphonic Variations, La Fille mal gardée, Façade, Horoscope, Ondine, Sylvia, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella (first 3‐act ballet choreog. by Englishman), Enigma Variations, A Month in the Country. CBE 1950. Knighted 1962. CH 1970. OM 1977.

Subjects: Dance.


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