Margot Fontyen

By tecky26
  • Birthday

    Born Margaret Hookham in Regiate, Surrey UK.
  • Period: to

    Margot Fontyen

  • Moves to China

    Margot moved to China at the age of 8 until she was 14.
  • Auditons for the Vic-Wells School

    Returns to England and auditions for the Vic-Wells School.
  • Vic-Wells Ballet Company

    Margot Fontyen was accepted for the Vic-Wells Ballet Company.
    It is now called the Royal Ballet.
  • Le Baiser de la Fee (The Fairy's KIss)

    Frederick Ashton's new ballet ' Le Baiser de la Fee' and Margot got the part as the bride.
  • Giselle

    Dances her first ever performance of 'Giselle'.
  • Le Lac des Cygnes (Swan Lake)

    Dances 'Odette' in her first full ballet performance of 'Swan Lake'.
  • The Sleeping Beauty

    Dances for the Vic-Wells Ballet in the production of 'The Sleeping Beauty'. She dances Aurora.
  • Les Demoiselle de la Nuit

    Dances in Paris with the Roland Petit's Les Ballet de Paris.
    She dances Agathe in 'Les Demoiselle de la Nuit'.
  • American Debut at the Metropolitan Opera House

    Margot first perforamance in New York with the Sadler's Wells Ballet, dancing in 'The Sleeping Beauty'.
  • Daphnis and Chloe

    Dances in Frederick Ashton's Ballet 'Daphnis and Chloe'.
  • Sylvia

    Dances in Frederick Ashton's ballet 'Sylvia'.
  • Made a Dame

    Fonteyn was made a dame (DBE) at the age of 37.
  • The Firebird

    Dances in "The Firebirds".
  • Wedding Day

    Marries Roberto (Tito) de Arias
  • 25 years Anniversary Sadlers Wells Ballet

    Margot Dances in the 'Birthday offering for the 25 years Anniversary Sadlers Wells Ballet. They rename the company the Royal Ballet.
  • Ondine

    Dances Fredericks Ashtons new Ballet 'Ondine'.
  • Russian Tour with the Royal Ballet

    Dances with the Royal Ballet in Lenigrad (St Petersberg) and Moscow.
  • Rudolf Nureyev

    Dancers with Rudolf Nureyev for the first time in Giselle.
  • Marguerite and Armand

    Dances Federick Ashtons new ballet, 'Marguerite and Armand' with Nureyev.
  • Husband is shot

    Her husband Roberto Arias was shot when having an argument with a friend and former panama politician which left him paralyzed.
  • Romeo and Juilet

    Nureyev & Fonteyn Romeo & Juliet
    She dances with Nureyev in Kenneth MacMillians "Romeo and Juliet'.
  • Publishes her Autobiography

    Margot writes her own autobiography. She loves writing and wrote many books.
  • 60th Birthday Celebrations

    Margot Fonteyn Salut d'amour
    She dances a new ballet by Frederick Ashton called 'Salut d'amour' at Covent Gardens with the Royal Ballet.
  • Chancellor of Durham University

  • Last Performance

    Dancers at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and at the Royal Opera House in Convent Gardens for the last time.
    She was 65 years old.
  • Husband Dies

    Roberto Arias dies in Panama.
  • Margot Fonteyn Dies

    Dame Margot Fonteyn Arias dies in a Panama City hospital of cancer. She was 71 years old.