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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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Cinderella Miscellaneous Crew
(1970)
The Tales of Hoffmann Miscellaneous Crew
(1951)
Producers' Showcase Miscellaneous Crew
(1955-1957)
Tales of Beatrix Potter Miscellaneous Crew
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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 Cinderella (TV Movie) (choreographer) / (stage director)
 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)
 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)
 1931 Dance Pretty Lady (choreographer)
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His ballet, "Daphne and Chloe," was performed with Kenneth MacMillan's ballet, "The Songs of the Earth," and Frederick Ashton's ballet, "Daphnis and Chloe," in a Royal Ballet production at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Rudolph Nureyev, Donald MacLeary, David Drew, Lynn Seymour, Jennifer Penney, ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Frederick Ashton
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He was awarded the Legion of Honour in France in 1962 for his services to dance. See more »

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Virgo

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