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Darcey Bussell Interviewed by Nick Higham

Saturday, 30 March 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

One of the world’s best-known ballerinas and Strictly Come Dancing judge Dame Darcey Bussell talks about her life and career.

Bussell became the youngest British principal dancer at The Royal Ballet in 1989 at the age of 19. She remained at The Royal Ballet until her retirement in 2007. During a 30-year career she played all the major classical roles. Since then she has forged a new career as a writer and on television. She has released six short books in the Magic Ballerina children’s series, co-wrote The Young Dancer and has published two autobiographical picture books including the latest one, Evolved. Evolved includes rare and previously unseen photographs taken during her career by the likes of Lord Snowdon, Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz.

Bussell has presented BBC television documentaries on famous ballerinas and is now particularly well known as a judge on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing show. Here she talks to BBC journalist Nick Higham, who was the BBC’s first ever media correspondent and, until recently, presenter of Meet the Author on the BBC news channel.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden