Deborah Bull was a dancer and is now Creative Director of the Royal Opera House as well as a writer and broadcaster. She danced with The Royal Ballet from 1981 to 2001, the last 10 years as Principal Dancer. Deborah’s books include Dancing Away, a diary of 1998/9.
For three years she contributed a weekly column to the Daily Telegraph. She broadcasts regularly, including writing and presenting the landmark series for BBC2, The Dancer’s Body, in 2002. She was a member of Arts Council England between 1998 and 2005 and served as a Governor of the BBC between 2003 and 2006.
In 1999 she was awarded a CBE.