Deanne Bergsma

(b. 1941)

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(b Pretoria, 1941)

South African-born British dancer. She was a member of the Royal Ballet from 1958, becoming a principal in 1967. A tall, elegant dancer, she created the role of Lady Mary Lygon in Ashton's Enigma Variations. She retired from the company in 1974, although returned in 1988 to take the role of Berta in a revival of Ashton's Ondine.

Subjects: Dance.

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