Mona Inglesby


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(orig. Vredenburg; b London, 1918; d East Sussex, 6 Oct. 2006)

British-born dancer, choreographer and director. She studied with Rambert, Craske, and Egorova and danced with Ballet Club, Ballet Rambert, and Dandré's Russian Ballet in 1939. In 1940 she founded her own International Ballet, which toured widely in the UK and Europe, contributing significantly to the popularization of ballet in the country. She was the company's director, choreographer, and principal ballerina, excelling in demi-caractère roles like Swanilda. She staged several productions of the 19th-century classics, using the notations of Sergeyev which she subsequently sold to the Harvard Collection. Her own works included Endymion (mus. Moszkowski, 1941) and the choreography for Leslie French's production, Everyman (mus. R. Strauss, 1943). She retired in 1953, also disbanding her company.

Subjects: Dance.

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