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MacMillan was knighted in 1983. Photo by Anthony Crickmay, courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

As principal choreographer and later director of The Royal Ballet in London, Kenneth MacMillan reinvigorated classical ballet by using dramatic narrative to investigate the human psyche. He believed dance should reflect the realities and hardships of people's lives, rather than just depict fairy tales. His works were emotionally intense and often featured harsh themes: fear, isolation, oppression, war, violence and loss.

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After Le Corsaire pas de deux, with The Royal Ballet. Photo by Ron Galella, courtesy of Dance Magazine archives

Royal Ballet prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn and celebrated Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev created one of the most magnetic and beloved partnerships in ballet history. Appearing together throughout the 1960s and '70s, they brought a special chemistry and artistry to their roles, propelling them to superstar status at The Royal Ballet and worldwide.

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Monica Giragosian as the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker. Photo by Richard Termine, courtesy of American Repertory Ballet

When Monica Giragosian received one of her first leading roles with American Repertory Ballet, director Douglas Martin reminded her of the importance of basic technique.

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