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Pamela May (I) (1917–2005)

She was known both for her grace and exuberance as a British classical ballerina in the early years of the Royal Ballet, and helped lead the company into international prominence. The second most popular dancer of the company who was oft times left in the shadows to play "second lead" to life-long friend and peer Margot Fonteyn, Pamela May was ... See full bio »


(age 88) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Le lac des cygnes
Le lac des cygnes The Two Swans
Façade Herself - Dancer (Waltz)
Checkmate Red Queen
Carnaval Valse Noble


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 1939 The Rake's Progress (TV Movie)
 1939 The Sleeping Princess (TV Movie)
The Diamond Fairy
 1939 Checkmate (TV Movie)
Red Queen
 1937 Le lac des cygnes (TV Movie)
The Two Swans
 1937 Carnaval (TV Movie)
Valse Noble
 1937 Les patineurs (TV Movie)
Red Girl
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
Ann Chute (uncredited)
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 1947 Variety (TV Series)
- Episode dated 6 August 1947 (1947) ... Herself
 1936 Façade (TV Movie)
Herself - Dancer (Waltz)

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Other Works:

(June 19, 1948 Matinee) She 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 Frederick Ashton in the cast. See more »

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Known for her work in Frederick Ashton's pieces, she originated roles for him in "Dante Sonata", "Horoscope" and "the Wanderer", which featured a well-publicized sensuous duet with dancer Michael Somes. See more »

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