Georgina Parkinson

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Georgina Parkinson
Born(1938-08-20)20 August 1938
Brighton, England
Died18 December 2009(2009-12-18) (aged 71)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
OccupationBallet dancer and mistress

Georgina Parkinson (20 August 1938 – 18 December 2009) was a British ballerina, ballet mistress and a coach at the American Ballet Theatre.

Parkinson was born in Brighton, England. She was a ballet dancer for The Royal Ballet in the 1960s. Her breakthrough performance was in 1964 with Les Biches, and she performed in narrative ballets like Swan Lake and Raymonda. In 1978, she performed character roles at Ballet Theatre. While she went home to Battersea in London for a year to spend time with her family, she returned to the Theatre as a ballet mistress.

She was close with dancers Julie Kent and Gelsey Kirkland, both of whom who thanked her and discussed working with her in their autobiographies. She died from complications of cancer.


  • Kisselgoff, Anna (18 December 2009). "Georgina Parkinson, Star at Royal Ballet, Dies at 71". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
  • "Georgina Parkinson". The Daily Telegraph. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009.