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Darcey Bussell

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Dame Darcey Andrea Bussell, (born Marnie Mercedes Darcey Pemberton Crittle; 27 April 1969) is an English retired ballerina and a former judge on the BBC television dance contest Strictly Come Dancing. Trained at the Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School, Bussell started her professional career at Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, but after only one year she moved to the Royal Ballet, where she became the youngest-ever principal dancer at the age of 20 in 1989. Bussell is widely acclaimed as one of the great British ballerinas.Bussell remained with The Royal Ballet for her whole career, more than two decades, but also performed as a guest artist with many leading companies including NYCB, La Scala Theatre Ballet, the Kirov Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and the Australian Ballet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Darcey Bussell has received more than 3,070,774 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Darcey Bussell is the 96th most popular dancer, the 6,606th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 6th most popular British Dancer.

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Among dancers, Darcey Bussell ranks 96 out of 76Before her are Roberto Bolle, Polina Semionova, Rozonda Thomas, Melody Thornton, Ulyana Lopatkina, and Wade Robson. After her are Misty Copeland.

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Among people born in 1969, Darcey Bussell ranks 881Before her are Nozomu Kato, Pat Monahan, Helen Kelesi, Hilary Lindh, Yuji Yokoyama, and Sonia O'Sullivan. After her are Adrian Carmack, Ryuji Kato, Seiichi Negishi, Yuji Okuma, Eiji Gaya, and Tadateru Omoto.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Darcey Bussell ranks 6,606 out of 7,765Before her are Andrew Simpson (1976), George Burley (1956), Des Browne (1952), Paul Manning (1974), Andrew Buchan (1979), and David Narey (1956). After her are Steven Fletcher (1987), Juliet Rylance (1979), Danny Simpson (1987), Claire Rushbrook (1971), Steve Foster (1957), and Stephen Lee (1974).

Among DANCERS In United Kingdom

Among dancers born in United Kingdom, Darcey Bussell ranks 6Before her are Margot Fonteyn (1919), Lindsay Kemp (1938), Alicia Markova (1910), Kenneth MacMillan (1929), and Antony Tudor (1908).

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