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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Dame Margot Fonteyn

Photo: Ian Yarham Wikimedia Commons

Sculptor: Nathan David FRBS (1930-2017)

Unveiled: 1980 by Dame Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn, DBE (1919-1991), prima ballerina. The statue depicts her as the water sprite, Ondine, which was her favourite role. She was professionally paired for some years with the Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. Fonteyn was President of the Royal Academy of Dancing. The bronze was unveiled by Fonteyn herself in 1980, it was commissioned by her international fans. Fonteyn was born in Reigate to a half-Brazilian mother and an English father.

Location: Outside Watson House, London Road, Reigate, Surrey.