Margot Fonteyn: The Royal Ballet

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Fonteyn focus on her entire career with the Royal Ballet. Her debut was as a snowflake in The Nutcracker in 1934. The next year a wealth of dance roles in the standard classics, such as The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Swan Lake, became open to the young Margot due to the departure of the great ballerina Alicia Markova. Fonteyn loved to become the romantic heroines. Her first major role was in Frederick Ashton 's new ballet Le Baiser de la Fee in 1935. Margot Fonteyn was made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1956 at the age of
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