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Anthony Crickmay, photograph of Monica Mason at The Royal Ballet, 16 October 1978.

Anthony Crickmay, photograph of Monica Mason at The Royal Ballet, 16 October 1978.

Monica Mason is the Director of the Royal Ballet. She joined the Royal Ballet at 16 and became a principle dancer in 1968. She created many major roles, including the Chosen Maiden in The Rite of Spring by Sir Kenneth MacMillan. In 2008 she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Video: Monica Mason - How I became Director of the Royal Ballet

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Video: Monica Mason - The Role of the Director of the Royal Ballet

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Video: Monica Mason - Approach to rehearsals

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Video: Monica Mason - How I became a dancer

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Video: Monica Mason - Benesh Notation

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