There’s one contestant who has done particularly well at reducing the dance captains to tears on The Greatest Dancer.

Contemporary dancer, Ellie, eats, sleeps and breathes dance and it’s clear to see from her emotional performances.

Ellie is the only solo act on the show and one of the final eight dancers who made it through to the second round of live shows.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Greatest Dancer act Ellie…

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Ellie The Greatest Dancer – Ep 5 BBC One

Who is The Greatest Dancer Ellie?

Ellie is 14 years old and comes from Livingston, near Edinburgh, Scotland.

Even though she’s young, Ellie has over 21,000 followers on Instagram. (@ellie_fergusson)

According to the BBC, she started dancing aged three and trains every single night of the week after school for three to four hours at a time.

In episode 4 Ellie made it through to the live shows under the mentorship of Oti Mabuse.

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Ellie The Greatest Dancer – Ep 4 BBC One

Ellie’s Live Performance

She describes herself as quite a shy and nervous person but said on the show:

When I’m dancing I come alive.

In episode 5 she took on the fairytale challenge and once again, blew the judges away.

Ellie perfectly executed her contemporary performance to Sia’s ‘Bird Set Free’.

Dance captain Matthew said: “I love watching Ellie dance. You are such a strong dancer.”

Cheryl also commented that Ellie’s body “is like elastic”.

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Ellie The Greatest Dancer – Ep 5 BBC One

Who Are the Final Nine?

As well as Ellie, dance captain Oti has KLA on her team.

Cheryl team is made up of Harry and Eleiyah, Frobacks and Dane Bates Collective.

And lastly, Matthew is mentoring Company Jinks, James and Oliver and Prospects Fraternity.

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The Greatest Dancer – Ep 5 BBC One

 

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