• Born date: 1904-09-17
  • Born in: Guayaquil
  • Death date: 1988-08-18
  • Death in: Eye, Suffolk
Frederick Ashton

Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton OM, CH, CBE (17 September 1904 – 18 August 1988) was a British dancer and choreographer. He also worked as a director and choreographer in opera, film and revue.Determined to be a dancer, despite the opposition of his conventional middle-class family, Ashton was accepted as a pupil by Leonide Massine and then by Marie Rambert.