by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1994
72 in. x 59 7/8 in. (1829 mm x 1521 mm)
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A soloist at the Royal Ballet from 1988, Darcy Bussell was promoted to Principal for the leading role in Kenneth MacMillan's The Prince of the Pagodas (1989). Her classical repertoire includes Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. In 1991 she created the role of Masha in MacMillan's Winter Dreams. Voted 'Dancer of the Year' in 1990, she is shown in this portrait on points.