Dolin, Sir Anton (dōˈlĭn) [key], 1904–83, English ballet dancer and choreographer, originally named Patrick Healey-Kay. Dolin joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, becoming a principal danseur in 1924. Leaving the company in 1925, he formed his own company with Vera Nemchinova. He danced with the Vic-Wells Ballet with Alicia Markova, beginning a long partnership; they formed their own companies twice, in 1935 and 1949, and were principals of the Ballet Theatre in New York. He was knighted in 1981. Dolin wrote Divertissement (1931), a book of reminiscences; Ballet Go Round (1938), his autobiography; Pas de Deux (1950), on the art of partnering; and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953).
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