Darcey Bussell Wikipedia with Bio, Education, Height, Career, Age, Married Life, Pics, Net worth

Darcey Bussell Wikipedia with Bio, Education, Height, career, Age, Married Life, Pics, Net worth, Family, Profession, Born Place, Weight, Feet.Complete information about who is Darcey Bussell? how old is Darcey Bussell?

Darcey Bussell Biography


Darcey Bussell

  • Name –Dame Darcey Andrea Bussell

  • Birth Date- 27 April 1969

  • Age-50

  • Native-London, England


  • Ballet dancer (active until 2007)
  • Strictly Come Dancing judge (2012–2018)

  • Spouse-Angus Forbes

  • Children-2


  • John Crittle(father)
  • Andrea Willams(mother)

  • Relatives -Philip Bussell (stepfather)

  • Religion-Christianity


who is Darcey Bussell?

Darcey Bussell is a born dancer. she loves ballet dancing from her childhood .she is born dancer. she started her career as ballet dancing and then at the age of 20, she became a principal dancer at Royal ballet in 1989,it is difficult to achieve such great heigh in very small age.it’s all because of her passion her dance. she is one of the elegant dancer in British. Being a great dancer, she retired at the age of 38. Bussell is not only a dancer but also a kind-hearted person .she supports many charity centers in her life.she also made her role as a judge in many television shows.she also wrote about ballet books for children.

Darcey Bussell Wikipedia

Darcey Bussell was born on 27 April 1969 in London. Her mother’s name Andrea Willams and father’s name is John Crittle.

At the age of 3, she experienced the heartbreak of her life where her mother and father got divorced.

Then her mother got married Philip Bussell, he is an Australian dentist. Then Bussell family shifts to Australia for some months.

After that, they returned back to England for Bussell’s education at Fox primary school which is located at Kensington. she started to dance at her small age and her passion grows with her.

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Darcey Bussell Husband

Darcey Bussell got married to Angus Forbes in 1997. He is an Australian businessman. They started to live their married life in Kensington. As a gift, they got their two daughters. Their first daughter was born in 2001.

Their second child was born in 2004. Then after their second child, they continued to live in Kensington for four years. Then they moved to Sydney, Australia in 2008. Finally, they returned to Bussell’s native that is England in July 2012.

Darcey Bussell Height and measurements

Darcey Bussell long leg and slim figure may portraits that she has got a perfect height that is 5 feet 7 inch.Being a ballet dancer her height matched her well.

It was not a surprise that she maintained her weight that is 54 kg because she is a dancer.

Darcey Bussell Career

As I said she loves ballet dancing at her very small age. But she started her serious training at the age of 13 in the white lodge, that is the lower school in Royal Ballet.

At first the dance is very difficult for her. she experienced a lot of pain during stretches. But she didn’t lose hope and continued her practice. finally, her day came she was selected as a lead role in her school in 1969.

In the identical year, One famous dance competition was held, she joined in that competition, she won the competition. It was her first victory in her life.

she was given with Prix de Lausanne.she works really hard for her dance career without even cares about the pains she received during practice she dances very passionately.

Later that she went back to her Royal ballet where she joined as a soloist but after seeing her hard work and passion towards her dance,

They selected her as Princess Rose which is the lead role in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s which is the new version of Prince of pagodas.

It gains her the popularity and she became the principal dancer in 1989. Subsequently, she was given with the major roles in Royal Ballet.she was praised for her elegance, beauty, dedication, and passion for her dance which droves most of everyone’s attention towards her dance.

Later,she put a strong foundation in her dance, she relieved her career in 2007. Her grand final performance is where she got many person appreciations and applauds for her best performance in MacMillan’s Song of the Earth which is held at Royal Opera House.

She didn’t stop there. Her passion for dance gives her a chance of being a judge in many international competitions.There comes a huge announcement from BBC in July 2009,that Bussell was selected to do her guest judge appearance in the end of strictly come dancing’s run, later another announcement came.

After that , BBC declared that Darcey Bussell was going to be the judge’s panel of Strictly Come Dancing as well as Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, and Bruno Tonioli,It was declared in 25 April 2012.

Dame Darcey Bussell ended her role as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing’s run,it was announced in April 2019.

Afterward, they immigrate to her husband’s place which is in Australia, her dedication didn’t let her stop there itself .she decided to write many books for children about ballet dance.

Darcey Bussell Net worth

Bussell’s, this Britain women net worth was estimated net worth of £8 million. It is not a surprise because being a ballerina and she also made her debut in being a judge and writing books. she got a healthy amount of salary. But she is a simple person with a good personality.

Darcey Bussell Awards

  • Won gold medal

-for performing arts

-from John F.kennedy center

  • Carl Alan award

-for contribution to dance

  • Voted as the dancer of the year

-in December 1990

-by the readers of dance and dancers magazine

  • Variety Club of Great Britain’s Sir James Garreras Award

-in February 1991

-for the most promising newcomer of 1990

  • London Evening Standard Ballet Award

-for 1990

  • Cosmopolitan Achievement Award

– In April 1991

-as the joint winner

– in Performing Arts category.

  • honorary doctorate

-On 18 July 2009,

-The University of Oxford.

  • Bussell received an honorary doctorate

-In 2017,

– in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Bussell received an honorary Fellowship

-In June 2018,

-from Arts University Bournemouth.

  • awarded an OBE

-in the Queen’s New Year Honours list

It is difficult to achieve this much of award in a short period of time .it’s all became true because of her passion towards her dance.

Darcey Bussell is inspiring women for all of us. If we follow our passion we will reach a great height, this is what we can understand from her life.

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