(7/18/51) Stage: Danced in the ballet, "The Rake's Progress," "Symphonic Variations," and "Tiresias," in a Sadler's Wells Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England, with Margot Fonteyn
, Alexander Grant, Leslie Edwards, Gerd Larsen, Pauline Clayden, Michael Somes, Nadia Nerina, Brian Shaw, ...
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Did You Know?
What people cannot realize is that a ballet dancer just cannot afford to give up ballet for a moment. After a month without practising you are thrown back years.
Performed in Frederick Ashton
's masterpiece "Symphonic Variations", her red hair providing vibrant contrast to blonde ballerina Pamela May
and brunette Margot Fonteyn
. In 1948 Shearer replaced an ailing Fonteyn in "Cinderella". Many prefer her version to that of Fonteyn's.