Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ballerina trades fame for family

Maryana Garcia

In 2007, after receiving a historic eight minute standing ovation, Darcey Bussell -- famed prima ballerina and once the youngest principal dancer in the history of the Royal Ballet -- traded in her toe shoes for an apron. Nearly two years on, this mother of two enjoys being able to pick up her daughters, and having only forty-five minutes of exercise a week.

Once hailed as “the first English ballerina since Margot Fonteyn to capture the popular imagination”, Bussell had it all in terms of fame and fortune.


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