Name: Deborah Bull
Birthplace: Derby, UK
Training: Janice Sutton School of Dance (1970 – 74) and Royal Ballet School (1974 – 81)
Prix de Lausanne: Laureate 1980 – Member of the Prix de Lausanne Artistic Committee since 2002
Previous companies/positions: The Royal Ballet (joined 1981, left 2001) Principal since 1992
Current company/position: Creative Director, Royal Opera House
Favorite roles/choreographies: Swan Lake (Petipa/Ivanov); Wayne McGregor, Georges Balanchine and William Forsythe
Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: Remember that however important dancing is in your life, you are first and foremost a person….. the more interests and passions you have outside dance, the more interesting an artist you will be.
Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: The Prix de Lausanne has been instrumental in the success of so many dancers – the dance world is without doubt richer because of its long history. I admire the rigorous approach the Prix takes to the support of dancers, focussing on long term potential and development through the provision of scholarships and apprenticeships and I share with the Prix a holistic view of the dancer and the dancer’s needs. That is why I continue to support the Prix over 25 years after I won my own Prix de Lausanne.