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Deborah Bull

Deborah Bull

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.

Deborah Bull