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Anne Heaton

(b. 1930)


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(b Rawalpindi, 19 Nov. 1930)

British dancer and teacher. She studied at Sadler's Wells School, making her debut in 1945 with Sadler's Wells Opera. In 1946 she joined Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet creating roles in Ashton's Valses nobles et sentimentales (1947) among others, then in 1948 moved to Sadler's Wells Ballet where she became a principal, excelling in Romantic ballets like Giselle but also creating roles in MacMillan's The Burrow (1958) and The Invitation (1960). Her career was curtailed by injury, and she danced only as a guest artist between 1959 and 1962. After retiring she taught at the Arts Educational School and also staged some ballets, including Giselle for Iranian National Ballet in 1971. She married John Field.


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