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Margot Fonteyn (Peggy Hookham) 1919-1991 Fonteyn was the first internationally aclaimed ballerina to be trained in England. Before her most ballet dancers came from Russia, Italy or France. She was famous for her elegance, sensitivity and charm. In 1962 she formed one of the most famous dancing partnerships in the history of ballet with Russian superstar Rudolf Nureyev

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

Nureyev's legs. I actually SAW his legs (up close & personal) in a pair of rehearsal shorts. He was standing in line in front of me at a tiny deli....

Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer, New York, June 20, 1978. © 2008 The Richard Avedon Foundation