Hollie Smith - a great night
Congratulations to Tring Park dancer Hollie Smith who performed in the Ballet Final of the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2019. She was partnered by fellow pupil Charlie Mellor.
The Ballet finalists of BBC Young Dancer 2019 were Chloe Keneally (18), London, Hollie Smith (18), West Yorkshire, Louis Fukuhara (20), Glasgow, Danila Marzilli (19) Glasgow and Keiko Tsuchiya (17), London.
Highlights from the Ballet Final were broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 3 May and will be available to watch again on BBC iPlayer for 30 days.
All five of the category finalists performed in front of a judging panel comprised of leading experts from the dance sector. The Ballet Final was judged by Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and former Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Japan David Bintley; former Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky; and Jonzi D - Artistic Director of Jonzi D Projects and Breakin’ Convention, who is chair of the judging panel across all four category finals.