London Ballet

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London Ballet

London Ballet

London Festival Ballet

London Ballet, The

London Festival Ballet

MARKOVA, Alicia (1910 - 2004), Prima Ballerina Assoluta; Professor of Ballet and Performing Arts, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, since 1970; President, English National (formerly London Festival) Ballet, since 1986

GREY, Beryl (Elizabeth) (born 1927), a Director, Royal Opera House, 1999–2003; Prima Ballerina, Sadler’s Wells Ballet, now Royal Ballet, 1941–57; Artistic Director, London Festival Ballet, 1968–79

ELVIN, (Violetta Prokhorova) (born 1925), ballerina; a prima ballerina of Sadler’s Wells Ballet, Royal Opera House, London (now The Royal Ballet), 1951–56; Director, Ballet Company, San Carlo Opera, Naples, 1985–87

KING, Harold Samuel (born 1949), Founder and Artistic Director, London City Ballet, 1978–96; choreographer and lecturer; special events consultant

ASHMOLE, (Harold) David (1949 - 2009), Assistant Director and Head of Boys, Images of Dance, London Studio Centre, since 2002; Senior Principal Dancer, 1984–93, Guest Artist, since 1994, Australian Ballet

SAMMONS, Albert E. (1886 - 1957), Prof. of Violin, Roy. Coll. of Music, London; Solo Violinist, at the Sir Thomas Beecham, BBC, London Symphony Philharmonic, Hallé, and Scottish orchestras and leading festivals; late leader of the London String Quartette Chamber Music Players, Russian Ballet (Berlin and Covent Garden) and late leader and soloist of Monteux’s orchestra, Dieppe; sometime member of HM’s private band


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British ballet company formed by Antony Tudor and Agnes de Mille in 1938. It first performed under the name Dance Theatre at Oxford Playhouse, becoming the London Ballet in Dec. 1938 when it performed at its London base, Toynbee Hall. Its repertory consisted of works which Tudor had created for Ballet Rambert, such as Lilac Garden and Dark Elegies, plus new ballets, including Judgment of Paris, Soirée musicale, and Gala Performance. Among its dancers were P. Clayden, G. Larsen, M. Lloyd, van Praagh, and Laing. After Tudor and Laing went to New York, Lloyd and van Praagh became co-directors, expanding the repertory with Howard's La Fête étrange, among others. In June 1940 it was subsumed into Ballet Rambert.

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