Darcey Andrea BUSSELL

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1969-04-27
Education Arts Educnl Sch, Royal Ballet Sch
Books & Publications Publications incl: The Young Dancer (1994), Life in Dance (jtly, 1999), Pilates for Life (2005, also DVD), Dance Body Workout (2007), Magic Ballerina series (2008-10); DVDs Winter Dreams (1992), Mayerling (1994), Great Pas de Deux (2004), The Prince of the Pagodas (2005), La Bayadere (2006), Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (jtly, 2006), Sylvia (2007), Viva La Diva (2008)
Recreations N/A
Clubs N/A
Style Miss Darcey Bussell, CBE
Career ballerina; appeared in 1986 and 1987 Royal Ballet Sch performances, joined Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet (now Birmingham Royal Ballet) 1987; Royal Ballet: joined as soloist 1988, first soloist 1989, princ 1989-2006, princ guest artist 2006-07; also international guest performances with various other cos incl Balleto della Scala 2005-06, subject of Omnibus (BBC) 1998; memb Bd of Dirs Sydney Dance Co 2008-; Hon DLitt Univ of Oxford 2009; Performances first professional leading role Myrthe in Giselle; classical repertory incl: Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Nikiya and Gamzatti in La Bayadère, title role in Giselle, Raymonda in Raymonda Act III; Sir Kenneth MacMillan ballets: cr role of Princess Rose in The Prince of the Pagodas, cr role of Masha in Winter Dreams 1991 (Farewell pas de deux created in advance for her and Irek Mukhamedov and performed at the HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's 90th Birthday Tribute and Royal Opera House 1990, also televised), title role in Manon, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, leading role in Song of the Earth, leading role in Elite Syncopations, Agnus Dei role in Requiem, Mitzi Caspar in Mayerling; Balanchine ballets incl: appeared in Royal Ballet's first performances of Rubies and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, princ roles in Agon, Symphony in C, Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Duo Concertant, Serenade and Ballet Imperial, Terpsichore in Apollo, Siren in Prodigal Son; leading roles in other major ballets incl: Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Monotones II, Les Illuminations (role of Sacred Love), William Forsythe's In the Middle Somewhat Elevated 1992 and Hermann Schmerman 1993, first Royal Ballet performance of Glen Tetley's La Ronde (role of Prostitute), Dame Ninette de Valois' Checkmate (role of Black Queen), Galanteries, David Bintley's The Spirit of Fugue (cr leading role), Enigma Variations (role of Lady Mary), Ashley Page's Bloodlines (cr leading role), Twyla Tharp's Mr Worldly Wise (cr role of Mistress Truth-on-Toe) 1995, and Push Comes to Shove, Dances with Death (cr role) 1996, ...now languorous, now wild..., Pavane pour une infante défunte (cr role), Amores (cr role), Towards Poetry (cr role), Anastasia (role of Kschessinska) 1996, Push Comes to Shove 1997, La Bayadere (Kirov Ballet and Australian Ballet) 1998, Towards Poetry 1999, Serenade 1999, Lento 1999, Barber Violin Concerto 2000, Les Rendezvous 2000, The Concert 2000, There where she loves 2000, Dance Variations 2000, Lilac Garden (role of Caroline) 2000, Beyond Bach 2002, In the middle, somwhat elevated (role of Sylvie) 2002, Tryst 2002, Gong 2002, Sylvia (title role) 2004, A Month in the Country (role of Natalia Petrovna) 2005, La Fete Étrange (role of Bride) 2005, Tanglewood 2005, Le Jeune Homme et la Mort 2006, Homage to The Queen (role of Queen of the Air) 2006, The Four Temperaments 2006, DGV 2006, Kiss 2006, Theme and Variations 2007; guest performances with NYC Ballet and Tokyo Ballet; judge Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) 2012- (guest judge 2009); Awards Prix de Lausanne 1986, Dancer of the Year Dance and Dancers magazine 1990, Most Promising Artiste of 1990 Variety Club of GB, Evening Standard Award 1991, Olivier Award (for In the Middle Somewhat Elevated) 1992
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