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Lynn Seymour (1939-), Ballerina

Sitter in 4 portraits
Born in Canada, Seymour joined The Royal Ballet in 1957 and two years later was made a principal. In 1958 she created a role in MacMillan's The Burrow and became his muse. Acclaimed as a great actress-ballerina, her dramatic gifts were the inspiration for many of the leading roles in his ballets, including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (1965) and the title role in Anastasia (1971). She formed a celebrated partnership with Christopher Gable and together they created the lead roles in Ashton's The Two Pigeons (1961). She left the Company in 1979 to become ballet director for the Bavarian State Opera.

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Lynn Seymour

by Andrew Logan
copper sheet and glass set in resin, 1987-1993
NPG 6222


Lynn Seymour

by Mayotte Magnus
colour print, May 1974
NPG x18654


Lynn Seymour

by Bill Brandt
bromide print, 1981
NPG x22475


Lynn Seymour

by Tara Heinemann
resin print, 1984
NPG x22185