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 Frederick Ashton

Frederick Ashton

Birth
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
Death 19 Aug 1988 (aged 83)
Eye, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
Burial Yaxley, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England
Memorial ID 6378152 · View Source
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Ballet Choreographer. Born in Ecuador, he believed to be the second greatest British choreographer (Sir Kenneth MacMillan being first.) He studied dance in London with Massine and joined the Vic-Wells ballet in 1933 and was said to be a very talented character dancer, suited to roles such as Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty. Among the many ballets he choreographed his masterpieces are the great favorites Cinderella, Sylvia, The Two Pigeons and Daphnis and Chloe. He worked in his time with Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Sir Robert Helpmann and many more. He was knighted in 1962. Died in 1988 in Sussex, UK.

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  • Added: 29 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6378152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Ashton (17 Sep 1904–19 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6378152, citing St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Yaxley, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .