Rowena Jackson

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Birthday
24, 1926
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1926 (age 93)

About

New Zealand-born prima ballerina. After dancing with London's Sadler's Wells Ballet, she performed for many years with the Royal Ballet.

Before Fame

In the early 1940s, she became the first student from New Zealand to win a Royal Academy of Dancing Scholarship.

Trivia

She most famously danced the role of Swanhilda in the Coppelia ballet.

Family Life

She was born in Invercargill, New Zealand. She married fellow dancer Philip Chatfield.

Associated With

She and Margot Fonteyn were both prima ballerinas with the Royal Ballet.