Dolin, Sir Anton

Dolin, Sir Anton dō´lĭn [key], 1904–83, English ballet dancer and choreographer, originally named Patrick Healey-Kay. Dolin joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, becoming a principal danseur in 1924. Leaving the company in 1925, he formed his own company with Vera Nemchinova. He danced with the Vic-Wells Ballet with Alicia Markova, beginning a long partnership they formed their own companies twice, in 1935 and 1949, and were principals of the Ballet Theatre in New York. He was knighted in 1981. Dolin wrote Divertissement (1931), a book of reminiscences Ballet Go Round (1938), his autobiography Pas de Deux (1950), on the art of partnering and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953).

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