Sir Anthony Dowell (1943-), Ballet dancer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dancer and former artistic director of the Royal Ballet (1986-2001). Dowell joined the Royal Ballet in 1961 and was promoted principal dancer in 1966, becoming one of the foremost dancers of his generation. Among the most notable roles he has created are Oberon in The Dream (1964), Troyte in Enigma Variations (1968) and Beliaev in A Month in the Country (1976). In 2003 Dowell and Wayne Sleep make their debut as the Ugly Sisters in the Royal Ballet's new production of Frederic Ashton's Cinderella.