Beryl Elizabeth GREY

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1927-06-11
Education Dame Alice Owen Girls' Sch London, Professional Madeleine Sharp Sch, Sadler's Wells Ballet Sch, de Voss Sch
Books & Publications
Recreations swimming, reading, playing piano, painting
Clubs N/A
Style Dame Beryl Grey, DBE
Career prima ballerina; danced Swan Lake at 15, Giselle at 16, Sleeping Beauty at 19; prima ballerina Sadler's Wells later Royal Ballet 1941-57; int guest ballerina 1957-66; first Western guest artist: Bolshoi Ballet Moscow 1957, Peking Ballet 1964; appeared in film Black Swan (stereo scopic film) 1952; DG Arts Educn Schs and Teacher Trg Coll 1966-68, artistic dir London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet) 1968-79, dir Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1999-2003; dir/prodr: Sleeping Beauty (London Festival Ballet) 1967, Swan Lake (London Festival Ballet) 1972, Giselle (West Australian Ballet) 1984 and 1986, Sleeping Beauty (Royal Swedish Ballet) 1985 and 2002; Imperial Soc of Teachers of Dancing: memb Cncl 1962-91, chm 1984-91, pres 1991-2001, elected life pres 2002; pres: Dance Cncl of Wales 1981-2004, East Grinstead Operatic Soc 1986-2010, Keep Fit Assoc 1992-93 (vice-pres 1968-92), Eng Nat Ballet Cos 2005-, Br Ballet Orgn 2010, Dance Teachers Benevolent Fund; vice-pres: Royal Acad of Dancing 1980- (memb Exec Ctee 1982-89), Music Therapy Charity 1980-, Br Fedn of Music Festivals 1985-, PRO (dogs nat charity) 1991-2005, London Ballet Circle 2001-; chm Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund 1992-2011 (now patron); vice-chm London Coll of Dance (govr 1966-93); vice-chm of govrs Royal Ballet Companies 1995-2002 (govr 1993-2002); tstee: London City Ballet 1970-92, DISCS (Diagnostic Investigation of Spinal Conditions and Sciatica) 1993-2005 (patron 2005-), Cncl for Dance Educn and Trg 1995-98 (memb Cncl 1984-98, patron 2012), Birmingham Royal Ballet 1995-99; patron: Frances Mary Buss Fndn 1963-72, Adeline Genee Theatre 1982-90, Nature Cure Clinic 1986-2005, Tanya Bayona Princess Boutiatine Acad of Ballet Malta 1988-2004, Dancers Career Devpt 1988-, Benesh Inst 1988-, Language of Dance Centre 1988-, Friends of Sadler's Wells 1991-, Osteopathic Centre for Children 1992-, Furlong Research Fndn (hip replacement) 1993- (tstee 2005-09), Amber Tst 1995-, Theatre Design Tst (Central St Martins Coll London) 1995-, Legat Fndn 1998-, Sussex Opera and Ballet Soc 2001-, Dance Critics Circle 2005-11 (also tstee), Early Dance Circle 2007-, German Shepherd Dog Rescue 2010, Int Dance Teachers Assoc (IDTA) 2011; vice-patron Br Sch of Osteopathy 1996-; govr: Dame Alice Owens Girls' Sch 1960-77, London Coll of Dance 1966-93; Imperial Award Imperial Soc of Teachers of Dancing 1987, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award Royal Acad of Dancing 1996, Critics Circle Dance Award for Services to Dance 2002, Imperial Soc of Teachers of Dancing Lifetime Achievement Award 2004, Carl Alun Lifetime Achievement Award 2010; Hon DMus Univ of Leicester 1970, Hon DLitt City of London Univ 1974, Hon DEd CNAA 1989, Hon DLitt Univ of Buckingham 1993, Hon DMus Univ of London 1996, Hon DArts Univ of Beds; FISTD 1960
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Debrett's notebooks

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