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Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina of the 20th century.

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Margot Fonteyn... I love how you can tell someone who is a dancer simply by how they carry themselves. such grace.

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Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev rehearse Marguerite & Armand 1963. When she dies, Armand does not yet realize that she has gone, and only knows when her hand falls from his. Many commented that it was "like a private moment that they didn't want to intrude on.

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Rudolph Nureyev (with Margot Fonteyn) Nureyev ran into me - literally - running to the Civic Center while in Atlanta, years ago... story later

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"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." -Margot Fonteyn

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Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991) English Ballerina with the Royal Ballet, appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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