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Ivor Guest

Ivor Guest began his research into the history of ballet over sixty years ago and has published more than thirty books on the subject. Many of his books are standard specialist works, noted not only for the depth of his research and his understanding of the political, social, and artistic background, but for their readability. He has long been prominently involved with the Royal Academy of Dance, which, under his chairmanship from 1969 to 1993, enjoyed a period of great expansion.