7 Facts About Darcey Bussell

1. In 2017, Darcey Bussell received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, Scotland.

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2. On 18 July 2009, Darcey Bussell received an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford.

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3. In May 2015, Darcey Bussell was co-presenter and dance expert for the Grand Final of the inaugural BBC Young Dancer competition, which was aired live on BBC Two.

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4. On 12 August 2012, Darcey Bussell performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, descending from the roof of the Olympic stadium as the 'Spirit of the Flame' and leading a troupe of 200 ballerinas.

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5. In 2012, Darcey Bussell returned to the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel for the 2012 series as a permanent judge and replacement for Alesha Dixon.

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6. In 2004, Darcey Bussell was the subject of a documentary titled Britain's Ballerina.

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7. In 2012, Darcey Bussell participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, leading a troupe of 200 ballerinas and 4 male dancers from the Royal Ballet.

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