12 Facts About Antony Tudor


Antony Tudor founded the London Ballet, and later the Philadelphia Ballet Guild in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, in the mid-1950s.


Antony Tudor witnessed the dancer Serge Lifar of the Diaghilev Ballet in Balanchine's Apollon Musagete in 1928.


Antony Tudor began dancing professionally with Marie Rambert in 1928, becoming general assistant for her Ballet Club the next year.


Chase's company was later to become the American Ballet Theatre, with which Antony Tudor was closely associated for the rest of his life.


Antony Tudor was a resident choreographer with Ballet Theater for ten years, restaging some of his earlier works but creating new works, his great Pillar of Fire, Romeo and Juliet, Dim Lustre and Undertow, on that company by the end of the war.


Antony Tudor mentored dancers of color and offered weekly classes at the Philadelphia Ballet Guild, which he established in the mid-1950s.


Antony Tudor was artistic director for the Royal Swedish Ballet from 1963 to 1964.


Antony Tudor choreographed three works for the New York City Ballet.


From 1973 Antony Tudor continued his teaching career as professor of ballet technique at the Department of Dance, University of California, Irvine, while rejoining American Ballet Theatre in 1974 as associate artistic director, creating The Leaves Are Fading and Tiller in the Fields, his last major work, in 1978.


Antony Tudor is generally accepted as one of the great originals of modern dance forms.


Thirty of Antony Tudor's dances have been documented in Labanotation by the Dance Notation Bureau.


Antony Tudor's will appointed Sally Brayley Bliss as the sole trustee of his ballets upon his will submission to the Surrogate's Court of the State of New York in 1987.