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Sir Anton Dolin was the stage name of Sydney Francis Patrick Healey-Kay (27 July 1904–25 November 1983),[1] an English ballet dancer and choreographer.

Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex. He joined Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet.

Dolin wrote several books, including the autobiography Ballet Go Round (1938) and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953). He was knighted in 1981. For many years he lived with the ballet dancer John Gilpin.


  1. ^ W. J. McCormack (1999). "The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture". Blackwell Publishing. pp. 172. Retrieved 2008-02-20.  


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