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Born in Tunbridge Wells, Julie Lincoln won a five year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance, before entering the Royal Ballet School where she won the Adeline Genée Silver Medal and danced the Betrayed Girl in The Rake’s Progress in the 1948 graduation performance at Covent Garden
After graduating, she joined The Royal Ballet Touring Company, transferring to The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in 1970. Her repertoire included leading roles in Coppélia, Les Patineurs, Les Sylphides , Giselle and Pineapple Poll .
From 1985 to 1995 she was Ballet Mistress to the Royal Ballet School working closely with leading choreographers including Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. She has subsequently pursued an international freelance career staging their works. As an aid to the restaging process she studied Benesh Notation and was awarded Associateship of the Benesh Institute.
Of the MacMillan repertoire, she has staged The Rite of Spring (The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet), Mayerling (Vienna State Opera, Hungarian State Ballet, Stanislavsky Theatre Ballet – Moscow), Elite Syncopations (Tulsa Ballet, Scottish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Leipzig Ballet, Kobayashi Ballet Theatre, Tokyo), Concerto (Royal New Zealand Ballet, Australian Ballet, Kobayashi Ballet), Isadora (The Royal Ballet), The Sleeping Beauty (Kobayashi Ballet), Manon (La Scala – Milan, Kobayashi Ballet), Anastasia (Kobayashi Ballet), The Invitation (Kobayashi Ballet), Solitaire (London City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Kobayashi Ballet), Soirées Musicales (Kobayashi Ballet), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Swedish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Karlsruhe Ballet, La Scala – Milan, Universal Ballet – Seoul, New National Theatre – Tokyo, The Royal Ballet).