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date: 21 January 2020

Gielgud, Maina free

Born 14 Jan. 1945; d of late Lewis Gielgud and Elisabeth Grussner, (stage name, Zita Sutton)

free-lance ballerina; ballet producer; guest répétiteur


BEPC (French)


Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas, 1962–63; Ballet Classique de France, 1965–67; Ballet du XXème Siècle, Maurice Béjart, 1967–72; London Festival Ballet, 1972–77; Royal Ballet, 1977–78; free-lance, 1978–; rehearsal director, London City Ballet, 1981–82; Artistic Dir, Australian Ballet, 1983–96; Dir, Royal Danish Ballet, Copenhagen, 1997–99; Artistic Associate, Houston Ballet, 2003–05; Artistic Advisor: Hungarian Nat. Ballet, 2015–; Anton Dolin Foundn, Berlin, 2017–. Guest Répétiteur and Artistic Advisor: English National Ballet; Tokyo Ballet; Béjart Ballet, Lausanne; Ballet du Rhin; Boston Ballet; Munich Ballet; Paris Opera Ballet; Australian Ballet; guest teacher and coach: WA Ballet, 2014; Qld Ballet, 2014, 2015; Australian Ballet, 2014, 2015; Ellison Ballet, NY, 2014, 2015; Tokyo Ballet, 2015; American Ballet Th., 2015; Royal Ballet, Finnish Nat. Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Royal Ballet Sch., 2016–18. Hon. AO 1991. Staged: Don Quixote, Australian Ballet, 1984, Royal Danish Ballet, 1998, Boston Ballet, 2011; (also prod.) Giselle, Australian Ballet, 1984, 2015 and 2018, Boston Ballet, 2002, Ballet du Rhin, 2003, Houston Ballet, 2005; Song of a Wayfarer, Australian Ballet, 1985, Nat. Ballet of Canada, 2011; Suite en Blanc, Australian Ballet, 1984, Houston Ballet, 2005, Hong Kong Ballet, 2008, English Nat. Ballet, 2011–12, San Francisco Ballet, 2013; (also prod., with additional choreography) The Sleeping Beauty, Australian Ballet, 1985, Joburg Ballet, 2019; Four Last Songs, Paris Opera, 2007; Les Sylphides, English Nat. Ballet, 2011; Spectre de la Rose, English Nat. Ballet, 2011; Coppelia, Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, 2015; restaged Manon, Hungarian Nat. Ballet, 2016; Variations for 4, Ellison Ballet and Accademia Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2017; Pas de Quatre, New Nat. Ballet of Japan, 2017. Choreographed: Storm, Ellison Ballet, NY, 2018; Cinderella, Goh Ballet, Vancouver, 2018. Mem. Jury, Helsinki Competition, 2016


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