BBC Young Dancer 2019

Friday 3 May



BBC Young Dancer 2019 continues its search to find the UK’s best new dance talent. Having already discovered winners in both South Asian and Contemporary categories, this week it’s the turn of five aspiring dancers to perform in the Ballet category final at The Lowry, Salford.

Presented by Anita Rani and Ore Oduba, the competition showcases dancers aged 16 – 21 in four different categories - Ballet, Contemporary, Street and South Asian Dance.

Judges for the Ballet final are David Bintley, Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and also Artistic Director of National Ballet of Japan; along with Zenaida Yanowsky, former Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet. They’re both joined by general adjudicator across all four dance finals, Jonzi D - Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, founder and Artistic Director of Jonzi D Projects and Breakin’ Convention.

They’ll decide who will make it through to the BBC Young Dancer 2019 Grand Final and get to perform at the Birmingham Hippodrome on 18th May.

The Ballet finalists are: Chloe Keneally, Hollie Smith, Louis Fukuhara, Danila Marzilli and Keiko Tsuchiya.

  • Executive Producer: Paul Bullock
  • Series Producer: Anwen Rees
  • Producer: Ryan Minchin