• Name: Marni Mercedes Darcey Pemberton Critter.
• Born: 27 April 1969, London, England.
• Father: John Critter.
• Mother: Andrea Williams.
• Wife / Husband: Angus Forbes.
Dame Darcey is Andrea Bussell, an English retired ballerina and a former judge on the BBC television dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Trained at Arts Educational School and Royal Ballet School, Basel began her professional career at Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, but after only one year she moved to the Royal Ballet, where she became a major dancer at the age of 20 in 1989 She went. Widely acclaimed as a great British ballerina.
Basel remained with The Royal Ballet for more than two decades for his entire career but performed as a guest star with several leading companies including NYCB, La Scala Theater Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, and Australian Wallet. She retired from ballet in 2007.
Bussell is pursuing a parallel career in television, books, and modeling, and supports several British and international charities and dance institutions.
After her stint with Kenneth Macmillan’s Ballet, she moved to Int Royal Ballet in 1988. A year later, she became the lead dancer in the Bal Royal Ballet. Darcy was only 20 years old, she achieved this feat.
He never looked back after that. She appeared as ‘Princess Aurora’ in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Odit / Odile’ in ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ in ‘The Nutcracker’. He also played ‘Giselle’ and ‘Titular Role’. Raymonda Act III. ‘
She performed in another Macmillan Ballet called ‘Masha in Winter Winter Dreams’ in 1991. However, the final “Pace de Dukes” of ‘Winter Dreams’ were performed a year earlier at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at the ‘London Palladium’.
After Macmillan’s death, Darcey continued to play various roles in his ballet, such as the title roles in ‘L’Histoire de Manon’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’. ‘His other notable roles were in’ Mayerling, ‘as’ Mitzi Caspar’. In ‘Anastasia’ as ‘Mathilde Keshkenska’.
Her classical performances include Odette / Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Newcracker, Nicaea, and Gamzatti in La Bayadere and title roles in Giselle and Raymonda Act III.
In the Balanchine Repertory of the Royal Ballet, he appeared in the first performances of the Rubies & Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria I) Company and played central roles in Aegon, Simonyi in Sea (Second Movement), Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Apollo. (Terrysipore), Prodigal Son (Siren), Duo Concert, Ballet Imperial and Serenade (Puss de Dukes Girl).
He has also danced the title roles in Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, Monotonous II, Sacred Love in Les Illuminations and Bresova Variations in Birthday Offering and Les Rendezvous; In the lead roles of William Forsythe, somewhat advanced and Herman Sherman (Pace de Dukes), the prostitute in Glen Tetley’s first Royal Ballet performance of La Ronde, the Black Queen in Ninemon de Valois’s checkmate, Ashley Page’s Des Dukes. .. now disappointing, now wild …, Twila Tharp’s Push Com to Shaw, Ballerina Jerome Robin’s The Concert and Caroline premiered at Antony Tudor’s Lilac Gardens.
Bussell played every major role in Royal Ballet appearances and continued guest roles with companies such as New York City Ballet, Paris Oprah Ballet, and Frankfurt (Germany) Ballet.
He was particularly praised for the purity and vibrancy of his dance, his strength and dynamism and the intelligence and passion with which he portrayed his characters.
Bussell continued to perform for over a decade. She retired from her dancing career in 2007, but played applause only after thunderous applause, extending to her final performance at Macmillan’s Song of the Earth at the Royal Opera House. She later moved to Australia with her family, where she later produced a series of children’s books.