David Drew

(b. 1938)

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David Drew (1930—2009)


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(b London, 12 Mar. 1938)

British dancer and choreographer. He studied in Bristol and at Sadler's Wells School and joined Sadler's Wells Ballet in 1955. After returning from national service he was promoted to soloist in 1961 and principal in 1974. He created roles in several ballets including Ashton's The Dream (1964), Tudor's Shadowplay (1967), and MacMillan's Manon (1974), Mayerling (1978), and Isadora (1981). He choreographed his first ballet, Intrusion, in 1969 (mus. Schubert, Royal Ballet). After retiring from principal roles he became a senior character artist and teacher at the Royal Ballet School.

Subjects: Dance.

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