James Monahan


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(b Arrah, India, 1912; d London, 23 Nov. 1985)

British dance critic. Educated at Oxford University. He was dance critic of the Guardian newspaper for more than 25 years (from 1935), writing under the name of James Kennedy. He was director of the Royal Ballet School (1978–83). Author of Fonteyn: A Study of the Ballerina in her Setting (London, 1958) and The Nature of Ballet (1976).

Subjects: Dance.

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