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By Lucy Crabtree | Published 14th January 2019 | Full size is 634 × 423 pixels

Barbara’s whole life has pirouetted around ballet as she gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dance to train as a ballet teacher in 1956 and opened her own school six years later – at just 2

Barbara’s whole life has pirouetted around ballet as she gained a place at the Royal Academy of Dance to train as a ballet teacher in 1956 and opened her own school six years later – at just 2