for her inspirational coaching at Birmingham Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance Company.
Toronto fans cheered her poignant interpretation of Ashton's Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, taught to Fournier by the rule's originator, fellow Canadian Lynn Seymour
. Company members showered her with flowers onstage.
This happened when Lynn Seymour
taught me the subtleties of Five Brahms Waltzes In The Manner Of Isadora Duncan, which took me eventually to an awards nomination.'
Legendary dancers like Lynn Seymour
and Anthony Dowell; established artists like Darcey Bussell, Jonathan Cope, and Christopher Wheeldon; and rising stars Lauren Cuthbertson and Steven MacRae of The Royal Ballet and Nutnaree Pipit-Suksun of San Francisco Ballet have all blossomed because of their RAD training.
Former prima ballerina and Ashton favourite Lynn Seymour
(her beautifully arched feet reminded him of Pavlova) has also worked with the company to restage of one of his later works, Five Brahm's Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan.
When I saw dancers like Lynn Seymour
and Marcia Haydee, I thought, "Wow, I really like watching them!
Birthdays: Broadcaster and MP Gyles Brandreth, 52; former Channel Four chief executive Michael Grade, 57; England cricketer Phil Edmonds, 49; footballer Steve Froggatt, 27; statesman Lord Hurd of Westwell, 70; ballerina Ann Jenner, 56; rock musician Gary Numan, 43; actress Lynn Redgrave, 57; chief rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, 52; ballerina Lynn Seymour
, 61; historian Professor Norman Stone, 59; Olympic swimmer David Wilkie, 45.
Nureyev, Makarova, Anthony Dowell, Marcia Haydee, Martine van Hamel, Lynn Seymour
, and Darcey Bussell are among the dancers who created roles in his work.
Birthdays: MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, 51; Former Conservative foreign secretary Douglas Hurd, 69; rock musician Gary Numan, 41; actress Lynn Redgrave, 56; chief rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, 51; ballerina Lynn Seymour
, 60; British swimmer David Wilki e, 44.