Frederick Ashton


Birthday September 17, 1904

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Ecuador

DEATH DATE Aug 18, 1988 (83)

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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.


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.