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Ballet Final

Episode 4 of 5

Talent search to find the first ever BBC Young Dancer. Five ballet dancers prepare two solos and a pas de deux for a place in the Grand Final at Sadler's Wells.

The BBC turns the spotlight on the UK's best young dancers with a nationwide talent search to find the first BBC Young Dancer. Dancers aged 16-20 were invited to enter one of four categories - ballet, contemporary, hip hop and South Asian dance.

Five talented ballet dancers compete in the last of the category finals, hoping to win a place on the main stage in the grand final at Sadler's Wells.

Mentors are enlisted to help the finalists prepare two contrasting solos and a pas de deux, and there's behind-the-scenes to their preparations in workshops and rehearsals in the run up to the performance at the Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport.

They face a panel of distinguished judges - Dominic Antonucci, ballet master at Birmingham Royal Ballet, Christopher Hampson, artistic director of Scottish Ballet, and judging across all four categories, Kenneth Tharp, chief executive of The Place, a leading centre for contemporary dance.

The ballet category finalists are: Paris Fitzpatrick, Jenny Hackwell, Sayaka Ishibashi, Hamish Scott and Archie Sullivan.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 11 May 2015 01:30


Role Contributor
Series Editor Paul Bullock
Series Producer Anna Starkey
Producer Kate Church
Director Kate Church
Judge Dominic Antonucci
Judge Christopher Hampson
Judge Kenneth Tharp


Category Finalists announced...

Category Finalists announced...

Twenty category finalists from across the UK have been announced for Young Dancer 2015.

Darcey & Kenneth join the team!

Darcey & Kenneth join the team!

Darcey Bussell & Kenneth Tharp to lend their dance expertise to BBC Young Dancer 2015!