Anton Dolin

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Anton Dolin
Sir Anton Dolin Allan Warren.jpg
Portrait of Sir Anton Dolin by Allan Warren
Born 27 July 1904
Slinfold, West Sussex, England
Died 25 November 1983(1983-11-25) (aged 79)
Occupation ballet dancer and choreographer

Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983)[1] was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.

Biography[edit]

Dolin in The Prodigal Son, Ballets Russes, during the Australian Tour of 1939

Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex as Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-Kay but was generally known as Patrick Kay. He trained at Serafina Astafieva's school at The Pheasantry in London's King's Road.[2] He joined Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet.

He joined Ballet Theatre when it was formed in 1940 and remained there as a dancer and choreographer until 1946.[3]

Dolin wrote several books, including the autobiography Ballet Go Round (1938) and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953).[4] He was knighted in 1981. He is featured in the documentary film A Portrait of Giselle.

He was the subject of This Is Your Life in April 1978 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London's Royal Academy of Dance.

Selected filmography[edit]

References and sources[edit]

References
  1. ^ W. J. McCormack (1999). "The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture". Blackwell Publishing. p. 172. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Decharne, Max. (2005) King's Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, p. 23. ISBN 0297847694
  3. ^ "Choreographers: Anton Dolin". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Dolin, Anton (1953). Alicia Markova: her life and art. New York: Hermitage House. OCLC 300631658. 
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