Biography of Edward Caton (1900-1981)

Dancer, teacher of ballet, choreographer and American Professor, born circustancialmente Petersburgo on April 3, 1900 and died in New York on October 22, 1981.

He studied dance in Moscow, under the supervision of the teacher Lydia Nelidova. He made his debut with Anna Pavlova Ballet between 1924 and 1925. It was the Catherine Littlefield Ballet Dancer, company where Fête Champêtre (Grety, Lully and Rameau, 1936) together with the own Littlefieldstarted his role as choreographer with the creation. In November 1938 he joined the Mordkin Ballet, from where it was transferred to the Ballet Theatre between 1940 and 1942. In the season 1943-44 was appointed visiting professor at the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. For this company put in scene Lola Montez (Witt and Boutnikoff, 1947), originally created in 1946 for a small company called Ballet for America. This ballet was premiered by Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin.It used the scenery created by Raoul Pène du Bois for the ballet Ghost Town (1939), by Marc Platoff. For the International Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas, he choreographed Sebastian (Menotti, 1944). He was a professor at the Centre de Danse International Rosella Hightower in Cannes and appeared as ballet master in the company of Paul Sanasardo from 1974.