• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6168

Gadsdon, Joan

(1923 – 2003)
  • Born 24 April, 1923, Blue Mountains New South Wales Australia
  • Died 12 October, 2003, London England
  • Occupation Art teacher, Artist, Ballerina, Dancer


As a ballet dancer, Joan Gadsdon toured with the Kirsova Ballet and, from 1944, with Edouard Borovansky’s company in Australia.

Joan emigrated to London in 1947 and danced with the Metropolitan Ballet. She also performed in The Boy Friend on the West End for a number of years.

After her retirement from dancing, Joan worked as a portrait artist and art teacher.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Joan Gadsdon, circa 1937-2003 [manuscript]

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