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Darcey Bussell

(1969-), Ballet dancer

Darcey Andrea Bussell

Sitter in 9 portraits
Selected by Sir Kenneth MacMillan to dance the leading role in his new ballet, The Prince of the Pagodas, Bussell became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever Principal Dancer, aged 20. She was voted dancer of the year in 1990. 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 great return with the New York City Ballet, resuming her Principal role with the Royal Ballet for the 2005 season. After retiring as a ballerina in June 2007, she has created a series of children's books about ballet. She is President of the Royal Academy of Dance and a judge on the BBC television programme Strictly Come Dancing.

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Darcey Bussell; Jonathan Cope, by Jillian Edelstein - NPG P553

Darcey Bussell; Jonathan Cope

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide print, 1993
NPG P553

Darcey Bussell, by Allen Jones - NPG 6252

Darcey Bussell

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1994
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6252

Darcey Bussell, by Mario Testino - NPG P1011

Darcey Bussell

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

Darcey Bussell, by Gemma Levine - NPG x88868

Darcey Bussell

by Gemma Levine
bromide print, 1993
NPG x88868

Stuart Cassidy; Deborah Bull; Darcey Bussell, by Laurie Lewis - NPG x200024

Stuart Cassidy; Deborah Bull; Darcey Bussell

by Laurie Lewis
archival inkjet print, 1995
NPG x200024

Modern Muses of Great Britain, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG x126319

Modern Muses of Great Britain

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
digital chromogenic print, 1996
NPG x126319

Darcey Bussell, by Bryan Adams - NPG x131969

Darcey Bussell

by Bryan Adams
chromogenic print, 7 February 2008
NPG x131969

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Darcey Bussell

by John Garrett
bromide print, 1995
NPG x136986


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