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Frederick Ashton (I) (1904–1988)

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 ... See full bio »

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 2012-2013 Glee (TV Series) (choreographer - 7 episodes)
- Previously Unaired Christmas (2013) ... (choreographer: "Sylvia" - uncredited)
- Tina in the Sky with Diamonds (2013) ... (choreographer: "Sylvia" - uncredited)
- Love, Love, Love (2013) ... (choreographer: "Sylvia" - uncredited)
- All or Nothing (2013) ... (choreographer: "Sylvia" - uncredited)
- Wonder-ful (2013) ... (choreographer: "Sylvia" - uncredited)
 2007 Sylvia (TV Movie) (choreography: 1952)
 2007 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1990 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie) (choreographer: original)
 1988 Natalya Makarova's Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer - as Sir Frederick Ashton)
 1984 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie) (choreographer: "Voice of Spring" and "Explosions Polka")
 1982 Swan Lake (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1981 La fille mal gardée (choreographer)
 1979 Tales from a Flying Trunk (choreographer)
 1977 The Turning Point (choreographer: Miss Browne's Final Solo by)
 1972 I Am a Dancer (Documentary) (choreographer: "Marguerite and Armand")
 1971 Tales of Beatrix Potter (choreographer)
 1970 Frost on Sunday (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1970) ... (choreographer: 'Friday's Child' from the Ballet Jazz Calenday - as Sir Frederick Ashton)
 1969 Cinderella (TV Movie) (choreographer) / (stage director)
 1967 The Dream (TV Movie) (choreography)
 1963 Checkmate (TV Movie) (stage director)
 1960 The Royal Ballet (choreographer: "Ondine")
 1955-1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (choreographer - 2 episodes)
- Cinderella (1957) ... (choreographer)
- The Sleeping Beauty (1955) ... (choreographer)
 1953 The Story of Three Loves (choreographer)
 1951 The Tales of Hoffmann (choreographer)
 1937 Les patineurs (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1936 Façade (TV Movie) (choreography by)
 1935 Escape Me Never (choreographer)
 1932 Dance Pretty Lady (choreographer)
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(June 19, 1948 Matinee) He danced in the ballet, "The Sleeping Beauty," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin, David Davenport, Leslie Edwards, Alexis Rassine, Gillian Lynne, Jean Bedells, Nadia Nerina, and Pamela May in the cast. See more »

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Sir Frederick Ashton

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He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1950 King's Honours List for his services to dance. He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 1962 Queen's Honours List for his services to dance. He was awarded the Companion of Honour in the 1970 Queen's Honours List for his services to dance. He was awarded the Order of Merit in October ... See more »

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