Lynn Seymour was a Canadian-born ballerina who danced with the Royal Ballet in London and the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany. She was born on March 8, 1939, in Windsor, Ontario, and passed away on November 16, 2020, at the age of 81.
Seymour began dancing at a young age and trained at the National Ballet School in Toronto before joining the Royal Ballet in 1957. She quickly became a principal dancer and was known for her dramatic and emotional performances. She created many roles in works by choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton.
In 1969, Seymour left the Royal Ballet to join the Stuttgart Ballet as a principal dancer and resident choreographer. She continued to dance and create new works, including her own version of "Giselle," which was widely acclaimed.
Seymour retired from dancing in 1986 and became a sought-after teacher and coach. She worked with many companies and schools around the world, including the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Ballet, and the Juilliard School in New York.
Seymour was known for her strong personality and uncompromising artistic vision. She was a pioneer of dramatic ballet and paved the way for many dancers who followed in her footsteps. Her contributions to the world of dance will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.