Tag Archives: Margot Fonteyn

Colin Peasley’s golden years with the Australian Ballet

We knew it was coming but today, Colin Peasley announced that he would retire from the Australian Ballet at the

The Fonteyn Follies of ’62

With the men in miniscule swimming costumes, and the women dressed modestly in summer shirts and cotton trousers, Margot Fonteyn

Genée winners in 2011, the last year of the RAD reign of Dame Antoinette

Three silver medals but no gold were awarded on Sunday at the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition

When Sonia met Margot

It’s hard to know where this story began. Maybe in 1954, when Beverley Humphrey took her daughter, Sonia, to the

Sydney, 1957: How Fonteyn stopped the city

Margot Fonteyn, newly created a Dame of the British Empire, arrived at Mascot Airport, Sydney, in May 1957 in a

When Fonteyn and BQ called on E.O. Hoppé

Margot Fonteyn was 16 when she visited the London studio of Emil Otto Hoppé. The year was 1935, and by

When Princess Margaret met Rudi, Margot, Peggy, and Bobby

It’s London, December 1965, and Princess Margaret with arrives with Lord Snowdon to see the Australian Ballet perform Raymonda, with

The Blue Bird and the Princess of Monaco

Ballet and the ruling Grimaldi family of Monaco have danced cheek to cheek for a century. But the death last