Grey, (Dame) Beryl (Elizabeth)
GREY, (Dame) Beryl (Elizabeth)
GREY, (Dame) Beryl (Elizabeth). British, b. 1927. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Dance/Ballet, Travel/Exploration. Career: Royal Ballet (formerly Sadlers Wells Ballet), London, Prima Ballerina, 1941-57, Governor, 1983, Benevolent Fund, Chairman, 1992; Arts Education Trust, Artistic Director, 1966-68; London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet), Artistic Director, 1968-79 (formerly guest prima ballerina and guest producer); Royal Academy of Dancing, Vice-President, 1980; Dance Council of Wales, President, 1981; Dance Teachers, Benevolent Fund, Vice Chairman, 1981; Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Chairwoman, 1981-91, President, 1991-2001, Life President, 2001; Keep Fit Society, President, 1992; Birmingham Royal Ballet, Governor, 1995-99; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Director, 1999-2003. Publications: Red Curtain Up, 1958; Through the Bamboo Curtain, 1965; My Favourite Ballet Stories, 1981. Address: Fernhill, Priory Rd, Forest Row, E. Sussex RH18 5JE, England.