|Honorary Member – Darcey Bussell|
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Darcey Bussell studied from the age of 13 at the Royal Ballet School. At the age of 20 she danced the leading role in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's The Prince of the Pagodas and was promoted to Principal Dancer after the opening night – the youngest ballerina to be given this honor. Darcey went on to a glittering career with the Royal Ballet, also guesting with New York City Ballet, The Kirov, Paris Opera, Hamburg, and Australian Ballet. She retired from the Royal Ballet in 2007. She was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1995, a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2006, and an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University in 2009. Darcey is married to Angus Forbes and has two daughters, Phoebe and Zoe.