Sir Anton Dolin (27 July 1904 – 25 November 1983) was an English ballet dancer and choreographer.
Dolin was born in Slinfold in Sussex as Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-Kay but was generally known as Patrick Kay. He joined Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1921, was a principal there from 1924, and was a principal with the Vic-Wells Ballet in the 1930s. There he danced with Alicia Markova, with whom he went on to found the Markova-Dolin Ballet and the London Festival Ballet.
He joined Ballet Theatre when it was formed in 1940 and remained there as a dancer and choreographer until 1946.
Dolin wrote several books, including the autobiography Ballet Go Round (1938) and Alicia Markova: Her Life and Art (1953). He was knighted in 1981. He is featured in the documentary film A Portrait of Giselle.
For many years he lived with the ballet dancer John Gilpin.
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