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In Conversation with Dame Darcey Bussell

  • Coutts 440 Strand London, England, WC2N 5LR United Kingdom (map)

Dame Darcey Bussell DBE is acclaimed as one of the greatest British ballet dancers. She retired from ballet in 2007 and continues to pursue careers in television, modelling, writing and charity work. She received her damehood from the Queen in 2018. Earlier this year, she stepped down as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing after seven years and her book Evolved was published to celebrate her life in dance.

Dame Darcey will be joined by Mr. Peter Jones (Producer, Royal Opera House). Mr. Jones is a BBC-trained television director and radio producer and a classically trainer musician. He is currently the Series Producer at ROH, where he has produced over 75 live broadcasts of opera and ballet that were shown in over 50 countries.

This HCUK event is an intimate and private event and one of Dame Darcey’s first engagements after Strictly Come Dancing and the publication of Evolved. Signed copies of Evolved are available for purchase.

Date: Monday, 23rd September 2019.

Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM (speaking event with video clips of Dame Darcey followed by Q&A). Door opens at 6:15PM. Drinks and canapes will be served.

Venue: Coutts, 440 Strand, Charing Cross, London, WC2R 0QS

Tickets: £55 (alumni of Ivy league and other US universities who are members of their university clubs, each alumnus/alumna may purchase an additional guest ticket for the same price, please note that US Alumni Club has an allotment of 20 tickets only)

Book: £25 (signed copy of Evolved)

Tickets and books may be purchased on HCUK’s website ( or see link below.

Special thanks to Coutts for their generosity and hospitality.

P.S. Those interested may purchase by clicking on the Ivy Club members ticket category for £55 per ticket.