Alan Carter

(b. 1920)

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(b London, 24 Dec. 1920)

British dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He studied with Astafieva and N. Legat and danced with the Vic-Wells Ballet (1937–41), where he created a principal role in Ashton's Harlequin in the Street (1938). He returned briefly to Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet in 1946 after military service, when he choreographed his first ballet, The Catch. He also appeared in films, including The Red Shoes, Tales of Hoffmann, and Invitation to the Dance. He was director of several companies, including the St James Ballet, the London Empire Theatre Ballet, the Munich Ballet, Wuppertal, Bordeaux, Helsinki, and the Icelandic Ballet.

Subjects: Dance.

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