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Darcey Bussell (1969-), Ballet dancer

Darcey Andrea Bussell

Sitter in 8 portraits
Soloist at the Royal Ballet since 1988. At the age of twenty Bussell became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever Principal Dancer when she was selected by the great choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan to dance the leading role in his new ballet, The Prince of the Pagodas. Her classical repertoire includes Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. After the birth of her second daughter in 2004 she made a triumphant return to the stage with the New York City Ballet and resumed her Principal role with the Royal Ballet for the 2005 season. She officially retired as a ballerina in June 2007, and has since created a series of children's books about ballet.

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Darcey Bussell; Jonathan Cope

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide print, 1993
NPG P553


Darcey Bussell

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1994
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6252


Darcey Bussell

by Mario Testino
Durst and Lambda bromide print, 2000
NPG P1011


Darcey Bussell

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1993
NPG x88868


Modern Muses of Great Britain

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
digital C-type colour print, 1996
NPG x126319


Darcey Bussell; Lindsay Taylor

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, 3 January 2002
NPG x125419


Darcey Bussell

by Bryan Adams
C-type colour print, 7 February 2008
NPG x131969


Darcey Andrea Bussell

by John Garrett
bromide print, 1995
NPG x136986