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

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

"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

"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

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.

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.

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

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

Legendary duo Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev take a walk, Vienna, Austria, 1964. They were in Vienna to rehearse Nureyev's production of 'Swan Lake'.

Legendary duo Dame Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev take a walk, Vienna, Austria, 1964. They were in Vienna to rehearse Nureyev's production of 'Swan Lake'.

'Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias' (1919–1991) was an English ballerina of the 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta (a very rare honor) of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

'Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias' (1919–1991) was an English ballerina of the 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta (a very rare honor) of the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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