One of Britain's most famous, talented and beautiful ballerinas, Dame Darcey Bussell was voted Dancer of the Year in December 1990.
The following year, she won the Variety Club of Great Britain's Sir James Garreras Award for the most promising newcomer of 1990 and the Evening Standard Ballet Award.
Less than 12 months later, she was selected as the joint winner of the Cosmopolitan Achievement Award in the Performing Arts category.
She is at the very top of her field internationally starring in performances with the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet and the the Kirov. She has also performed at the Gala des Étoiles held in Paris featuring leading dancers from all over the world.
The public had the chance to share her incredible talent through her televised performances including the Queen Mother's 90th Birthday Tribute in 1990. She was awarded an OBE in 1995.