Perfect your port de bras, pas de deux and learn how to dance adagio and allegro. Find out the best way to look after your ballet shoes and make sure your make up is just right for your first night on stage. Contains everything you need to know to become a ballet dancer, from the best ballet dancer in the business, Darcey Bussell. AUTHOR: Darcey Bussell was born in London and studied at the Royal Ballet School. In 1986 she won the Prix de Lausanne. She moved to The Royal Ballet in 1988, and became a Principal in 1989. She has appeared with New York City Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Australian Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet. She received the 1990 Evening Standard Ballet Award and was awarded an OBE in 1995.