Frederick Ashton

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Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Ecuador
Death Date
Aug 18, 1988 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
17, 1904
Birthplace
Ecuador
Death Date
Aug 18, 1988 (83)

About

Dancer and choreographer who served as director of the Royal Ballet in England from 1963 to 1970.

Before Fame

He was inspired to become a dancer after seeing a performance by Anna Pavlova.

Trivia

He choreographed Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1958.

Family Life

His nephew Anthony Russell-Roberts was Administrative Director of The Royal Ballet from 1983 until 2009.

Associated With

He choreographed the feature film ballet The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

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