Famous British Ballet Dancers

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 1 
Margot Fonteyn
(Ballerina, Choreographer)

Margot Fonteyn
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Birthdate: May 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reigate, England
Died: February 21, 1991

 2 
Darcey Bussell
(Ballerina)

Darcey Bussell
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Birthdate: April 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London

 3 
Debbie McGee
(Radio performer)

Debbie McGee
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Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK

 4 
Moira Shearer
(Actress)

Moira Shearer
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Birthdate: January 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Died: January 31, 2006

 5 
Frederick Ashton
(Choreographer)

Frederick Ashton
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Birthdate: September 17, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: October 18, 1988

 6 

Ninette de Valois
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Birthdate: June 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blessington, Ireland
Died: March 8, 2001

 7 
Lindsay Kemp
(Choreographer, Actor, Ballet dancer, Mime artist)

Lindsay Kemp
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Birthdate: May 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Shields
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 8 
Alicia Markova
(Ballerina)

Alicia Markova
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Birthdate: December 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, England
Died: December 2, 2004

 9 
Kenneth MacMillan
(Ballet dancer)

Kenneth MacMillan
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Birthdate: December 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline, England
Died: October 29, 1992

 10 
Sonoya Mizuno
(Actress Best Known for Her Works in Movies 'Ex Machina', 'Annihilation', and 'Devs')

Sonoya Mizuno
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Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Sonoya Mizuno is an English actress, ballet dancer, and model. She started her professional career as a model, working for world-renowned brands, such as Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Thanks to her skills as a ballet dancer, which she learnt at the Royal Ballet School, Mizuno landed roles in dance films like High Strung, which kick-started her film career.

 11 
Christopher Wheeldon
(Choreographer)

Christopher Wheeldon
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Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yeovil, England

 12 
Sir Anton Dolin
(Ballet dancer)

Sir Anton Dolin
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Birthdate: July 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Slinfold, West Sussex
Died: November 25, 1983

 13 
Christopher Gable
(Ballet dancer)

Christopher Gable
3
Birthdate: March 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 23, 1998

 14 

Marie Rambert
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Birthdate: February 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: June 12, 1982

Best known for her pioneering contribution to contemporary ballet, Polish-born dancer Marie Rambert was the founder of one of England’s oldest ballet groups, the Rambert Dance Company. Apart from being a fine ballerina, she was also a great ballet teacher and was awarded with the Order of the British Empire.

 15 
Antony Tudor
(Choreographer)

Antony Tudor
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Birthdate: April 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1987

 16 
Anthony Dowell
(Ballet dancer)

Anthony Dowell
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Birthdate: February 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

 17 

Svetlana Beriosova
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Birthdate: September 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: November 10, 1998

 18 
Deborah Bull, Baroness Bull
(Ballet dancer, Politician)

Deborah Bull, Baroness Bull
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Birthdate: March 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Derby, England, United Kingdom

 19 
Monica Mason
(Ballet dancer)

Monica Mason
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Birthdate: September 6, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

 20 

Sulamith Messerer
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Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 3, 2004

Sulamith Messerer was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer. Messerer is credited with establishing the foundation for Japan's classical ballet; she played a major role in the establishment of Japan's dance company, Tokyo Ballet. Sulamith Messerer is also remembered for her association with the popular Bolshoi Theatre where she performed as a prima ballerina for 25 years. 

 21 

Michael Somes
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Birthdate: September 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Horsely, Gloucestershire, England
Died: November 18, 1994

 22 
Adeline Genée
(British dancer)

Adeline Genée
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Birthdate: January 6, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: April 23, 1970

 23 
Wendy Toye
(Dancer)

Wendy Toye
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Birthdate: May 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 27, 2010

 24 
Frederic Franklin
(Ballet Dancer)

Frederic Franklin
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Birthdate: June 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: May 4, 2013

 25 

Georgina Parkinson
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Birthdate: August 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: December 18, 2009

 26 

Peggy van Praagh
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Birthdate: September 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15, 1990

 27 
John Weaver
(Dancer)

John Weaver
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Birthdate: July 21, 1673
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England
Died: September 24, 1760

 28 

Belinda Wright
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Birthdate: January 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southport, England
Died: April 1, 2007

 29 

Norman Morrice
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Birthdate: September 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Agua Dulce Municipality, Mexico
Died: January 11, 2008

 30 
Donald MacLeary
(Ballet Master)

Donald MacLeary
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Birthdate: August 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 31 
Stanley Holden
(Ballet Dancer)

Stanley Holden
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Birthdate: January 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 11, 2007

 32 
Rina Lipa
(Model)

Rina Lipa
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Birthdate: May 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

 33 
David Richard Wall
(Ballet dancer)

David Richard Wall
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Birthdate: March 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 18, 2013