|Born||in Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Died||in Eye, Sussex, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton|
Mini Bio (1)
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 director, succeeding Ninette de Valois during one of its greatest periods.
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