British dance writer and critic. Dance critic of the Observer from 1948 to 1955 and of the Sunday Times (1959–75), also founder of the influential magazine Ballet (1939–52). He organized the Diaghilev exhibition in Edinburgh in 1954, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the impresario's death. Author of Adventures of a Ballet Critic (London, 1953), In Search of Diaghilev (London, 1955), Modern Ballet Design (London, 1955), Nijinsky (London, 1971), Diaghilev (London, 1979) and Buckle at the Ballet (London, 1980).
From The Oxford Dictionary of Dance in Oxford Reference.