Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE
(1919-1991)

Died aged c. 72

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina. She spent her entire career as a dancer with the Royal Ballet, eventually being appointed Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the company by Queen Elizabeth II.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Dame Margot Fonteyn prima ballerina assolluta and Jacqueline du Pré cellist lived here

2 Rutland Garden Mews, SW7, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Dame Margot Fonteyn 1919-1991 Prima Ballerina Assoluta lived here in Flat 9

118 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House. This magnificent theatre opened in 1878 its transformative renovation in 2005-2008 included the creation of the Howard Assembly Room as an inspiring performance venue. Stars who have appeared here include: Henry Irving Sarah Bernhardt, Marie Lloyd, Laurence Olivier, Julie Andrews, Margot Fonteyn, Frankie Vaughan, John Tomlinson and Josephine Barstow. In 1978 it became the home of Opera North. Architects: George Corson and James Watson.

46 New Briggate LS1 6NZ, Leeds, United Kingdom where they performed