For the Love of Dance

For the Love of Dance

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ISBN-13: 9781786820983
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 09/21/2017
Series: Oberon Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 510
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Dame Beryl Grey joined Sadler’s Wells Ballet in 1941 at age fourteen, danced a full-length Swan Lake on her fifteenth birthday and subsequently became prima ballerina of the Royal Ballet. Leaving in 1957 to become a freelance dancer, she was the first Western ballerina to dance in Russia with the Bolshoi in Moscow in 1957, and in China with Peking Ballet in 1964. She was Director General of Arts Educational and Teacher Training College 1966-68, Artistic Director of London Festival Ballet 1968-1979, and the Producer / Director of Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Giselle internationally. Appointments have included Vice Chairman of the Governors of the Royal Ballet; Trustee of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Chairman of the Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund. She is currently President of English National Ballet; Life President of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing; Vice President of the Royal Academy of Dancing; President of British Ballet Organisation and Patron of Imperial Dance Teachers’ Association. She is the author of two books on her experiences dancing in Russia and China.

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