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Frederick Ashton (Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton)

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Biography

Guayaquil, Ecuador
The founding father of British ballet, he developed the "English style" of classical dancing. He saw Anna Pavlova dance in 1917, which inspired him to a lifetime in ballet. He studied in London with Léonide Massine and Marie Rambert. He joined the Vic-Wells ballet, which later became the Royal Ballet of London, of which he eventually became director, succeeding Ninette de Valois during one of its greatest periods. Read more...

Actor

Character: Kleinsach / Cochenille

The Tales of Hoffmann 1951

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