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David Blair
Birth: Jul. 27, 1932
Death: Apr. 1, 1976

Ballet Dancer. Trained at Sadler's Wells School, he joined their theatre in 1947. He was made a soloist in at Covent Garden in 1953 and was soon moved to a principal (1955) He created roles in Cranko's Pineapple Poll, Prince of the Pagodas, Ashton's La Fille mal gardee, MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet and more. When Michael Somes left in 1961 he became a regular partner of Margot Fonteyn until Nureyev came and took over. He was also a good interpeter of the classical ballets and staged many in America including Swan Lake and Giselle for the American Ballet Theatre. After he retired in 1973 he devoted his time being a freelance coach and later the artistic director of the Norwegian National ballet but sadly died of a heart attack before he could start. He was 43 (bio by: Medora) 
 
Burial:
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
West Norwood
Greater London, England
Plot: Never realised burial info, believed cremated
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Medora
Record added: Jun 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11160909
David Blair
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