Death of a Covent Garden founder, 96

The dancer Christine DuBoulay Ellis, one of the last survivors of the Sleeping Beauty cast that reopened the Royal Opera House in London in 1946, has died of Parkinson’s at the age of 96.

She was married to Richard Ellis, one of Margot Fonteyn’s first dancing partners in The Royal Ballet.

Together, they established the Illinois Ballet in Chicago.

Obituary here.

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