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Marilyn Rowe

(b. 1946)


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(b Sydney, 20 Aug. 1946)

Australian dancer and director. She studied at the newly founded Australian Ballet School in 1964, then joined the company, becoming principal in 1969. She danced many of the standard classical and 20th-century roles and created roles in Prokovsky's Anna Karenina (1974) and Hynd's The Merry Widow (1975), among others. In 1978 she danced with the Bolshoi in Don Quixote with Kelvin Coe. In 1982 she was acting director of Australian Ballet, becoming deputy director in 1983. Between 1984 and 1986, and in 1990, she was artistic director of the touring Dancers Company, attached to the AB School, where she was appointed director in 1999.

Subjects: Dance.


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