Deborah Bull Presenter/Moderator/ From Self-Realization to Leadership
Deborah Bull has had a long career in the arts, as performer, creative leader and cultural commentator. She danced with The Royal Ballet for twenty years, rising through the ranks to become a Principal Dancer. In 2001, she joined the Royal Opera House Executive to establish and implement strategies for developing new art, new artists and new audiences, becoming Creative Director in 2008.
Deborah Bull joined King’s College London in 2012, providing leadership to extend the university’s cultural partnerships, enhancing the academic and student experience while adding value to the arts and culture sector. She has recently been announced as Assistant Principal (London) with a new responsibility to maximize the potential of King’s location in the heart of the city.
Over twenty years, her work for television has included the award-winning The Dancer’s Body, Travels with my Tutu (BBC2), Dancing for Russia (Sky Arts). Her radio programmes have ranged from dance, to law and ageing. She writes and speaks on the arts and is author of The Vitality Plan (1998), Dancing Away (1998), The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet (2005) and The Everyday Dancer (2011). She has served on Arts Council England, as a Governor of the BBC and as judge for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. In 2013, she was appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council. In 1999 she was awarded a CBE for her contribution to the arts.