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Beryl Grey
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Born in Highgate, London
Born on 11th of June 1927

Born 1927 - English ballerina.

Won a scholarship to Sadlerís Wells Ballet School at the age of nine. Was prima ballerina at Sadlerís Wells (1942-57). First English ballerina to appear with Bolshoi Ballet in Russia. Was artistic director of London Festival Ballet (1968-79). Created DBE in 1988.

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