Desmond Hugh KELLY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1942-01-13
Education Christian Brothers Coll Bulawayo, Elaine Archibald Ballet Sch Bulawayo, Ruth French Dance Acad London
Publications N/A
Recreations theatre, gardening, cooking, reading
Clubs N/A
Style Desmond Kelly, Esq, OBE
Career dancer; princ London Festival Ballet 1964 (joined 1959), Zurich Ballet 1966-67, ballet master teacher and princ dancer New Zealand Ballet 1967-68, Nat Ballet of Washington 1968-70 (most notable role James in La Sylphide with Margot Fonteyn), The Royal Ballet 1970-76 (ballets incl Swan Lake, Giselle and Romeo and Juliet); Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet: princ dancer 1976-78, ballet master 1978-, asst to dir 1988, asst dir 1990-2008, int guest teacher; currently artistic dir Elmhurst Sch for Dance; roles incl: Thomas in La Fille Mal Gardée, Dr Coppélius in Coppélia, Dago in Façade, Mr Hobson in David Bintley's Hobson's Choice; various TV appearances; Critics Circle Special Dance Award 2007, Royal Ballet Govrs' Gold Medal 2008; DLitt: Univ of Birmingham 2007, Univ of Leicester 2007
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