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Kenneth MacMillan

Kenneth MacMillan was born in Dunfermline, Scotland in December, 1929. As a young man he was accepted at the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet School), and in 1946 became a founding member of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre Ballet, a new company formed by Ninette de Valois. MacMillan went on to dance with the Covent Garden company; in 1952 he returned to the Wells, where he found his true vocation as a choreographer. In 1955, Danses Concertantes had its world premiere at the Wells and established MacMillan's career as a choreographer. After a subsequent creative decade (Diversions, The Rite of Spring), MacMillan's first full-length ballet, Romeo and Juliet, premiered at the Royal Opera House in 1965.

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