Sir Frederick Ashton William Mallandaine (September17, 1904 to October 18, 1988) was a top international dancer as well as choreographer.
He is most noted since the founder choreographer from the Royal Ballet working in london, but also worked like a director and choreographer of opera, theatre revues and film.
Ashton borned in Ecuador at Guayaquil, in the creative neighbourhood named Las Peñas, a creative founding website from the city.
When he was 13 he witnessed a life-changing event when he attended a performance through the legendary Anna Pavlova inside the Municipal Theater in Lima, Peru. He am impressed that from on that day on he was determined he would become a dancer.
In 1919 he went to England to go to Dover College and then to review underneath the well-known Léonide Massine and established a working relationship with the ballet troupe owned by Ninette de Valois and Marie Rambert. His plan ended up being to grow to be a wonderful dancer, but his late summary of dancing and slight physique chose to make this an extremely hard ambition to satisfy. But, Rambert exposed Ashton's talent for choreography and approved him to choreograph his initial ballet, The Tragedy of Fashion, in 1926, starting a tremendously successful career as a choreographer.
He started his profession with a Ballet Rambert that was initially identified as The Ballet Club. He increase to renown with Vic Wells Ballet (after became the Wells Sadler's Ballet just before it was designated The Ballet Royal), fetching its occupant choreographer in the 1930s. Work out of this decade that has stayed in repertory consists of Les Rendezvous, Wedding Bouquet and a Les Patineurs.
World War II motivated Ashton to make some works beside far more sombre lines, such as Dante Sonata (newly reconstructed following thought vanished), also after the battle he turned to plotless ballet, with such works as Scènes de ballet and Symphonic Variations.
He also enjoyed a productive career from ballet like a choreographer for revues, musicals and films. He is employed in opera included, in 1953, directing Kathleen Ferrier at Covent Garden in Gluck's Orpheus along with Eurydice.
He died in 1988 at his residence, Chandos Lodge, in Eye, Suffolk, England.