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    Dame Margaret Scott, 13 March 2003, courtesy of AWAP Collection.
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Scott, Catherine (Margaret) Mary (1922 - )

Dame, DBE

Born
26 April 1922
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation
Ballerina and Choreographer

Summary

Margaret Scott was appointed to the Order of the British Empire - Dames Commander on 13 June 1981 for services to ballet. She had previously been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 31 December 1976.

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Events

1941
Principal at Sadlers Wells Ballet
1943 - 1948
Principal at Ballet Rambert
1949
Principal at National Theatre Victoria
1951
Choreographer of Apollon (Stravinsky) for the Victorian Ballet Guild
1951 - 1953
Ballet Mistress of Ballet Rambert
1953
Settled in Australia
13 March 1953
Married, Derek Ashworth Denton
1963 - 1990
Founding Director of the Australian Ballet School
1967
Choreographer of Classical Suite (Verdi) for the Australian Ballet School
1971
Choreographer of Sonata Classique (Rossini) for the Australian Ballet School
1974 - 1975
Member of the Dance Panel for the Theatre Board at Australia Council
1975
Choreographer of Recollections of a Beloved Place (Tchaikovsky) for Ballet Victoria
31 December 1976
Appointed to the Order of the British Empire - Officer (Civil)
1978
Victorian Committee Member of the Australian Association of Dance and Education
1980 - 1982
Board Member of the Australian Dance Theatre
13 June 1981
Appointed The Order of the British Empire - Dames Commander
1988
Honorary Life Member of Australian Ballet Foundation
1998
Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Green Room Awards
1998
Lifetime Achievement Dance Award from Australian Dance

Sources used to compile this entry: Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; Lofthouse, Andrea (ed.), Who's Who of Australian Women, Methuen Australia, North Ryde (NSW), 1982, 504 pp.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Margaret Scott, ballet dancer, founding director of the Australian ballet School, 1964]; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

Digital resources

Title
Dame Margaret Scott
Type
Image
Date
13 March 2003
Source
AWAP Collection

Details

Anne Heywood

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