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Margot Fonteyn

  • margot was born

    margot was born
    in Reigate, Surrey, to an English father and an Irish and Brazilian mother. Her given name was margret but later changed her name to margot for a stage name.
  • moving and coming back

    moving and coming back
    When she was four her mother signed her up for ballet classes with her older brother. At age eight, Margot made the long journey to China with her mother and father, who had taken employment with a tobacco company there; her brother Felix remained at his school. For six years Margot lived in Tientsin then in Shanghai, where she studied ballet with the Russian émigré teacher George Goncharov. Her mother brought her back to London when she was 14 in order to pursue a ballet career. Continuing to w
  • patnership

    In the 1940s, she and Robert Helpmann formed a very successful dance partnership, and they toured together for several years.
  • Romeo and Juliet (Royal Ballet)- Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn

    Romeo and Juliet (Royal Ballet)- Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
    first movie with Rudolf Nureyev
  • award

    Margot was awarded the CBE wich is a high award
  • another award

    another award
    she was awarded the DBE fro her dancing which is a high award also
  • retired

    Margot retired and returned to live with her husband whom was parralized from a shooting accident.
  • death

    margot was 71 when she past away. her death cause was cancer. They say that she had bad feet but you could not take your eyes off her when she was on stage.