Author(s): CBE Darcey Bussell
Darcey provides a fascinating insight into the ballet world, with personal anecdotes and memories of some of the most important moments in her career. It features her now famous performances in ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella, Giselle, Manon, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. A must for lovers of ballet and dance, this latest edition features a new foreword from Darcey, plus a spectacular silver design finish to the spine, cover and gilded edges. This is truly a beautiful book to own and treasure.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Darcey Bussell achieved legendary status in the dance world. In 1985, at the age of 16, Darcey was accepted at the Royal Ballet's National School in London, and in 1989 she became the youngest ever British ballerina to be given the honour of principal dancer. She was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006, the same year in which she announced her retirement, with her final performance of MacMillan's Song of the Earth in June of 2007. She is currently a judge on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.