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Ballet Final

Five contestants compete in the Ballet Final of BBC Young Dancer 2019.

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.

The judges for the Ballet Final are David Bintley, director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and also artistic director of the National Ballet of Japan, along with Zenaida Yanowsky, former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. They are both joined by the 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.

59 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

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  • 00:07



  • 00:16

    Max George


  • 00:23

    Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas, Act 3 - "When I Am Laid In Earth"

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
  • 00:25

    Jess Glynne


  • 00:40

    Troye Sivan

    What A Heavenly Way To Die

  • 00:47

    Years & Years

    Lucky Escape

  • 00:52

    Yann Tiersen

    L' Arrivee Sur L'ile


Role Contributor
Presenter Anita Rani
Presenter Ore Oduba
Executive Producer Paul Bullock
Producer Ryan Minchin