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Anton Dolin

Ballet Dancer

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27 July 1904 (age 79),

ballet dancer and choreographer

The Girl from Petrovka, Nijinsky, Alf's Button

Alicia Markova: her life and art, Pas de Deux; the Art of Partnering, Olga Spessivtzeva: The Sleeping Ballerina

Similar People
Alicia Markova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Robert Ellis Miller, Herbert Ross, Harry Saltzman

Organizations founded
English National Ballet

25 November 1983 (aged 79) Paris, France

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Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983) was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.


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Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex as Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-Kay but was generally known as Patrick Kay. He trained at Serafina Astafieva's school at The Pheasantry in London's King's Road. He joined Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet.

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He joined Ballet Theatre when it was formed in 1940 and remained there as a dancer and choreographer until 1946.

Dolin wrote several books, including the autobiography Ballet Go Round (1938) and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953). He was knighted in 1981. He is featured in the documentary film A Portrait of Giselle.

He was the subject of This Is Your Life in April 1978 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London's Royal Academy of Dance.

Upon Dolin’s death, dancers Jelko Yuresha and Belinda Wright inherited the rights to his choreography of Giselle, Pas de Quatre, and his acclaimed original ballet, Variations for Four. Yuresha and Wright danced--and later staged--productions of these ballets with dance companies around the world, designing original costumes and sets for those performances.

Partial filmography

  • Dark Red Roses (1929) - Dancer (uncredited)
  • Alf's Button (1930)
  • Forbidden Territory (1934) - Jack Straw
  • Invitation to the Waltz (1935) - Chief Dancer
  • A Song for Miss Julie (1945) - Himself - Ballet Dancer
  • Never Let Me Go (1953) - Marya's Partner (uncredited)
  • The Girl from Petrovka (1974) - Ignatievitch
  • Nijinsky (1980) - Maestro Cecchetti
  • References

    Anton Dolin Wikipedia