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MEGAN DE BEYER HONOURED (article first published : 2001-06-10)

In recognition of her “outstanding contribution to dance” in KZN for over 40 years, the Cecchetti Society of KZN recently paid tribute to well-known Pietermaritzburg dance teacher and choreographer Megan de Beyer. This was extended by a further honour bestowed on her at a performance of La Fille Mal Gardée held at the Winston Churchill Theatre on June 2.

Megan de Beyer began formal ballet lessons in Johannesburg at the age of nine. She went on to train at the University of Cape Town’s ballet school with Dulcie Howes, Jasmine Honoré and Pamela Chrimes. When Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin performed in a ballet season in Cape Town, she formed part of the corps de ballet.

It was in Pietermaritzburg that Megan de Beyer learnt the pure Cecchetti method while studying under Nancy Graham, before going on to teach in the Midlands and eventually at her own studio in Chapel Street in Pietermaritzburg. Now retired, she continues to take an active interest in ballet matters.




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