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Anton Dolin Edit Profile

choreographer , ballet dancer

Sir Anton Dolin was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.

Background

Dolin, Anton was born on July 27, 1904 in Sussex, England. Son of George H. and Helen Maude (Healey) Kay. Educated private tutors.

Education

Dramatic training with, Italia Conti. Ballet training with, Grace Cone, Princess Seraphine Astafleve and, Bronislava Nyinskao. Lectured at Oxford and Cambridge university and on radio in, England, Australia and United States.

Career

Began as actor, 1915, with, Diaghileff Company, 1921-1929, principal dancer, Sadler’s Wells, 1931-1935. Danced, acted: leading role in Ballerina, London, 1933, and in, Precipice, London, 1934, founder, director, principal dancer, Markova-Dolin Ballet, 1935-1938, toured with, Original Ballet Russe, Australia, 1939, premier danseur or guest artist, Ballet Theatre, until 1946. Dancer, choreographer: ballet in revue Seven Lively Arts, New York City, 1944-1945.

Organizer, dancer ballet in revue, new Markova-Dolin group, touring, United States, Central America, Mexico, 1935-1938, 45, 47-48, guest artist, Original Ballet Russe, 1946-1948, founded (with Markova), group that became, London’s Festival Ballet, 1949. Artistic director, principal dancer, 1949-1961, formed and toured with, Stars of Ballet, 1961, director, choreographer, Rome Opera Ballet, 1962, artistic adviser, Les Grand Ballets Canadiens. Creator of: Diaghileff ballets Les Biches.

Own: choreography Quintet, New York City, 1940, Capriocioso and Pas de Quatre, Chicago, 1940. Has danced and acted in many motion pictures. (Recipient Dance Magazine award 1981).

Author: Divertissement, 1930, Ballet Go Round, 1938, Pas de Deux: the Art of Partnering, 1949, Alicia Markova, 1953, Autobiography, 1960.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Divertissement, 1930, Ballet Go Round, 1938, Pas de Deux: the Art of Partnering, 1949, Alicia Markova, 1953, Autobiography, 1960.

Connections

father:
George H. Ed

mother:
Helen Maude (Healey) Kay. Ed