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Alastair Postlethwaite

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Classical Ballet

Lancashire born and bred ballet boy hoping to further his career from the show. If he's not dancing, he's farming.

Alastair's Progress

Week 1: Performed a Broadway-style dance with Mandy.

Week 2: Performed a Cha Cha Cha with Mandy.

In the dance-off, but saved by the judges.

Week 3: Performed a Hip Hop dance with Hayley.

Week 4: Performed a Contemporary dance routine with Lizzie.

Alastair answered some quick-fire questions as he prepared for the semi-final in Week 5.

Week 5: Performed a Contemporary dance routine with Mandy.

Performed a Paso Doble dance routine with Mandy.

Performed a Broadway-style group dance with all the other semi-finalists.

Alastair was one of the two male dancers, along with Robbie, to receive the least number of votes from the public. Sadly the judges decided that Alastair should leave the competition in Week 5.

Watch the Results being announced for Week 5.

Week 6: Alastair, Drew and Mark were recalled back to the show, in non-competing roles - in line with the show's contingency plans in such circumstances - after Robbie sustained a dislocated shoulder in rehearsals and was injured out of the competition.

Watch all the dances and the Final show here.


Alastair was born in March 1981 in Preston, Lancashire, the youngest of three boys. He entered the world of dance at a young age when he insisted on following his best childhood mate along to Saturday morning ballet classes.

At the age of 11 he was accepted into The Royal Ballet where he attended White Lodge in Richmond. He was assessed out after a year, but remains proud to have made it in at this early stage, as it proved wrong people who had doubted his ability as a dancer. He then went to on to train at Arts Ed School in Tring until he was 18.

After graduating ,he joined Adventures in Motion Pictures where he performed in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on a European, UK and West End tour. He has also worked with the Scottish Ballet, Adonais, The Curve Foundation and The Royal Opera House. He travelled to Japan to work with K Ballet, created by Tetsuya Kumakawa. His Classical repertory includes Don Quixote, Nutcracker, The Prodigal Son, Coppélia, and Façade. Most recently, he finished in the UK tour of Cabaret with Wayne Sleep, which he appeared in for a year and a half.

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Alastair's Facebook Fan Page.

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