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Canadian-born ballet dancer (1939–2023)
Lynn Seymour is ...
|Born||8 March 1939 in Wainwright|
|Died||7 March 2023 in London|
|Sex or gender||female|
|Country of citizenship||Canada|
|Birth name||Berta Lynn Springbett and Bertha Lynn Springbett|
|Occupation||ballet dancer, stage actor, dancer, choreographer, film actor and autobiographer|
|Awards||Commander of the Order of the British Empire|
|Educated at||Royal Ballet School|
|Field of work||ballet, dance and choreography|
About Lynn Seymour
Lynn Seymour was a Canadian-born ballet dancer who left an indelible mark on the world of dance. Born on March 8, 1939, in Toronto, Seymour began her dance training at a young age and quickly showed promise as a performer.
After studying at the National Ballet School of Canada, Seymour joined the Royal Ballet in London in 1957. She quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a principal dancer in 1961. Over the course of her career, Seymour performed in a wide range of ballets, including classics like "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker," as well as contemporary works by choreographers like Kenneth MacMillan and John Cranko.
Seymour was known for her powerful and emotional performances, which often left audiences in tears. Her signature roles included Juliet in MacMillan's "Romeo and Juliet" and the title role in Cranko's "Onegin." She was also a muse to many choreographers, inspiring works by MacMillan, Cranko, and others.
Despite her success, Seymour struggled with injuries throughout her career. She retired from the Royal Ballet in 1972 and moved to Canada, where she continued to teach and choreograph. She also worked as a guest teacher and coach for ballet companies around the world.
Seymour passed away in 2023 at the age of 84. Her legacy lives on through the dancers she inspired and the ballets she helped bring to life.
- "Lynn Seymour, Canadian-born ballerina who was muse to MacMillan, dies at 84" by Mark Brown, The Guardian, March 15, 2023
- "Lynn Seymour, 84, Dies; Ballerina Who Inspired Choreographers" by Siobhan Burke, The New York Times, March 16, 2023
- "Lynn Seymour" by Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, March 16, 2023
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