Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake, Sadlers Wells Ballet company, black and white photograph, about 1945

Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake, Sadlers Wells Ballet company, black and white photograph, about 1945

Margot Fonteyn... I love how you can tell someone who is a dancer simply by how…

Margot Fonteyn... I love how you can tell someone who is a dancer simply by how…

Tamara Karsavina coaches Margot Fonteyn in the classical role for Le Spectre de la Rose. Karsavina performed this role with Vaslav Nijinsky in the early 1900's.

Tamara Karsavina coaches Margot Fonteyn in the classical role for Le Spectre de la Rose. Karsavina performed this role with Vaslav Nijinsky in the early 1900's.

The Fabulous Birthday Blog: May 18—Happy Birthday Dame Margot Fonteyn.

The Fabulous Birthday Blog: May 18—Happy Birthday Dame Margot Fonteyn.

Ballerina Margot Fonteyn. She was one of only 11 dancers to ever earn the rare & honored titled "Prima Ballerina Assoluta."

Ballerina Margot Fonteyn. She was one of only 11 dancers to ever earn the rare & honored titled "Prima Ballerina Assoluta."

Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake mid 1950s - (WITH MORE RELAXED HANDS)

Encore, Margot - the woman behind the legend

Ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn reads a letter from home between rehearsals at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn reads a letter from home between rehearsals at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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