Tag Archives: Darcey Bussell

The dancer as brand ambassador, then and now

“So famous she has no time to eat”. Could the ballerina, Alicia Markova really have given her blessing to an

Dancing on the Pier

Before class at the Sydney Dance Company studios

I was asked recently to write about the home of Sydney Dance Company and its history on Pier 4 at

Carlos Acosta: the next big steps for the Cuban star

Every now and then a ballet dancer comes along who is so charismatic that they enjoy a new lease of

Reflections on Dancing as Darcey’s Double

Annie Carroll prepares as Marianela's double in The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House, photo © Christopher Parker

by Annie Carroll The corridors of Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House are dimly lit and angular. One is never quite

After the Olympics, Darcey Bussell stays in the spotlight

Darcey Bussell, 1991 photo  © Annie Leibovitz

Darcey Bussell stood on a miniscule platform at the highest point of the Olympic Stadium. Her feet, encased in yellow

Darcey in the plumage of the Phoenix

London 2012 closing ceremony:   Edward Watson, Jonathan Cope, Darcey Bussell, Gary Avis and Nehemiah Kish: photo © Reuters/Gary Hershorn

Christopher Wheeldon gave a whole new meaning to the Firebird with his choreography for the final minutes of the 2012

Darcey Bussell to star in London Olympics’ closing ceremony

Darcey Bussell with Jonathan Cope in Christopher Wheeldon's Tryst

Britain’s most famous ballerina, Darcey Bussell, is to return to the stage to bring the London Olympics to a close.

Darcey Bussell, strictly not dancing, for now

Darcey Bussell, BBC publicity shot for Strictly Come Dancing

It’s been rumoured for months, but is now confirmed – Bussell will be returning to London for four months from