Beryl Goldwyn, in Les Sylphides, Ballet Rambert
Beryl Goldwyn, in Gala Performance, Ballet Rambert
Beryl Karney - Bees
Beryl Goldwyn - now Beryl Karney - (born 1930) is an English ballet dancer.
Born near London, she started dancing at the age of three. She attended the Royal Ballet School and performed with the Royal Ballet in The Sleeping Princess (The Sleeping Beauty), with Dame Margot Fonteyn, when the Royal Opera House reopened after the World War II in 1946. She danced with the Anglo Polish Ballet in 1949., and she joined the Ballet Rambert in 1950, later becoming its prima ballerina. She danced numerous roles, including Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, Gala Performance, and The Sleeping Beauty, but her most celebrated was the part of Giselle.
In 1953 The Times wrote about her performance of Giselle: She performed in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States, and at the Baalbek festival in Lebanon, where she shared the programme with Fairuz ( ) the famous Lebanese singer and legend. In 1996 and 1997 she performed again with the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in Don Quixote, with Sylvie Guillem, fifty years after her first performance there. She is an accomplished flamenco dancer after studying with Milagros Meng bar in Sevilla, Spain. She studied painting with Maggi Hambling and held an exhibition of her works in Saint Martin's Gallery, Trafalgar Square in London. In 1969 she married the scientist, engineer and businessman Andrew Karney. They have a son Peter Karney (1972 - ). She now lives in Herefordshire.