Fonteyn, Margot

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Margot Fonteyn Biography

Notable: 1919-1991; Royal Ballet 

Margot Fonteyn was born in Reigate, Surrey, England 1919, as Margaret Hookham. Joined Vic-Wells Ballet in 1934. She had quick progress and in 1939 she had already danced Giselle, Odette-Odile and Aurora. She became the world’s greatest ballerina and could have retired as such when she was 40. But her meeting with Rudolf Nureyev in 1962 gave the world the magic of their great partnership and her career continued until she was 58.

Awards:

  • CBE 1950
  • DBE 1956