Sir Anton Dolin


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Dolin, Sir Anton

(dō`lĭn), 1904–83, English ballet dancer and choreographer, originally named Patrick Healey-Kay. Dolin joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, becoming a principal danseur in 1924. Leaving the company in 1925, he formed his own company with Vera Nemchinova. He danced with the Vic-Wells Ballet with Alicia Markova, beginning a long partnership; they formed their own companies twice, in 1935 and 1949, and were principals of the Ballet Theatre in New York. He was knighted in 1981. Dolin wrote Divertissement (1931), a book of reminiscences; Ballet Go Round (1938), his autobiography; Pas de Deux (1950), on the art of partnering; and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953).
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Sir Anton Dolin (1904-1983) was a leading figure in which of the performing arts?
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Her career, largely with the first de Basil troupe and later as guest artist with Ballet Theatre often partnered by Sir Anton Dolin, was regrettably brief.
Dame Alicia, who was born Lillian Alicia Marks, founded the company with Sir Anton Dolin in 1950 and continued her work until just a few months ago when her health began to fail.
A wander through some corridors and up a wooden staircase brings you to the Sir Anton Dolin Studio, that named after the other company founder.
Sir Anton Dolin (he liked and used the title) would certainly agree.