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Anton Dolin

Anton Dolin
Portrait of Sir Anton Dolin by Allan Warren
Born 27 July 1904
Slinfold, West Sussex, England
Died 25 November 1983(1983-11-25) (aged 79)
Occupation ballet dancer and choreographer

Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983)[1] was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.


  • Biography 1
  • Selected filmography 2
  • References 3
  • Sources 4
  • External links 5


Dolin in The Prodigal Son, Ballets Russes, during the Australian Tour of 1939

Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex as Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-Kay but was generally known as Patrick Kay. He trained at Serafina Astafieva's school at The Pheasantry in London's King's Road.[2] He joined Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet.

He joined Ballet Theatre when it was formed in 1940 and remained there as a dancer and choreographer until 1946.[3]

Dolin wrote several books, including the autobiography Ballet Go Round (1938) and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953).[4] He was knighted in 1981. He is featured in the documentary film A Portrait of Giselle.

He was the subject of This Is Your Life in April 1978 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London's Royal Academy of Dance.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ W. J. McCormack (1999). The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture. Blackwell Publishing. p. 172. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 
  2. ^ Decharne, Max. (2005) King's Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, p. 23. ISBN 0297847694
  3. ^ "Choreographers: Anton Dolin". American Ballet Theatre. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Dolin, Anton (1953). Alicia Markova: her life and art. New York: Hermitage House.  


  • Dolin, Anton (1960). Anton Dolin: autobiography. London: Oldbourne.  
  • Dolin, Anton (1985). Last words: a final autobiography. London: Century.  
  • Dolin, Anton (1953). Markova: her life and art. London: W.H. Allen.  
  • Hall, Alfred George, ed. (1957). Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin: a legend of British ballet : a collection of portraits. London: Hall Publications.  
  • Simpson, Jane (30 September 1997). "Legends: Anton Dolin". Balletco Magazine. 

External links

  • The Anton Dolin Cuttings Books are held by the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre and Performance Department.
  • Anton Dolin's appearance on This Is Your Life

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