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Philippe Louis Gaston Perrottet.

Born Kew, Victoria, 29 November 1921.

Died Rome, 6 November 1982.

Australian dancer and choreographer.

Philippe Perrottet worked as a dancer and choreographer in Britain, with at least ten years (1958-68) as a member of Sadler's Wells Opera.

He served for four years in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War.

As a dancer he trained under Anton Dolin, Edvard Borovansky and Thadee Slanimsky, From 1946 he worked with the Australian Ballet Society and Colonel de Basil's Russian Ballet when it toured Australia.

With ABS he choreographed (and danced in) The Three Lemons (Music - John Tallis; Decor - Walter Beaumont).

He sailed from Sydney (on the Asturias via Melbourne, Fremantle, Bombay and Port Said) arriving in Southampton 26 April 1947.

At the time of his death he was resident in London.

(Source: his cousin David Nicholas Moore - our grateful thanks)

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