“1st To Dance With The Bolshoi Ballet” Dame Beryl Grey Hand Written 2 Page Letter Dated 1982. Dame Beryl Elizabeth Grey. (née Groom ; born 11 June 1927) is a retired English ballet dancer. She began dance classes at the age of four while attending Sherbourne Preparatory School, and by age eight was being taught by. By the age of nine she had become the star pupil of her school, had been presented a silver medal by. And had passed all the examinations of the. Royal Academy of Dancing. It was possible for her to take. Her talent was recognised by. Who offered her a scholarship for four years at the age of ten, with the option of joining their dance company for a further four years. She began to attend the. Sadler’s Wells School. In 1937 where her teachers were. In August 1941, she was taken into the company at the age of fourteen and joined them during a provincial tour, at. Her first appearance with the company was in the corps de ballet of. Le Lac des Cygnes. She progressed through the company at a steady rate. Her first solo role was as one of the Blue Skaters in. Her first lead role was as the Serving Maid in The Gods Go A-Begging “with a charm and style remarkable for a child of fourteen and a half”. On her fifteenth birthday, Dame. Gave her an inscribed copy of Gordon Anthony’s book on Dame. And the opportunity of dancing Odette-Odile in the full-length. Created the first role for her in his second ballet The Birds where she was The Nightingale. In April 1943, she created her first dramatic role as Duessa in Ashton’s ballet, The Quest, which was based on. On 1 March 1944, she first portrayed the main role of. She then performed the role in London for the first time on her seventeenth birthday. Grey is also known for her interpretation of Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis, which she first performed in 1946. She first performed the role of Princess Aurora in. On 20 June 1946 at the. From 1957 until the mid-1960s, Grey was an international guest ballerina across Europe, South America, Australasia, the Far East, the United States and Canada. In 1957, she became the first English dancer to appear as guest ballerina with the. And Shanghai Company (with a Chinese partner) in 1964. She was the subject of. This Is Your Life. In April 1974 when she was surprised by. At the London Festival Ballet’s Donmar rehearsal studios in London’s Covent Garden. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “historicsellsmemorabilia” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.