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This is a list of finalists in the UK series of So You Think You Can Dance. The live shows began airing January 9, 2010.


Charlie Bruce

Charlotte "Charlie" Bruce is a 19-year old jazz dancer from Beckenham. She attends Laine Theatre Arts stage school and is the youngest contestant this series. Bruce's partner is hip-hop dancer Tommy Franzen.

Mark Calape

Mark Calape is a 24-year old hip-hop dancer from Milton Keynes. He has no experience in other styles than hip-hop, but "nailed" the other styles in the Choreography Camp. He appeared in the music video "Down" by Jay Sean featuring Lil' Wayne. Calape is also the dancer, choreographer and leader of the dance crew Animaineax, which won the BBC3 series Move Like Michael Jackson. Calape's partner is hip-hop dancer Lizzie Gough.

Chloë Campbell

Chloë Campbell is a 25-year old jazz dancer from Hanwell. Her partner is contemporary dancer Gavin Tsang.

Tommy Franzen

Tommy Franzen is a 28-year old hip-hop dancer from Sweden. His partner is jazz dancer Charlie Bruce.

Yanet Fuentes

Yanet Fuentes is a 27-year old salsa dancer from Cuba. She is the only contestant this series that represents something likely to the category ballroom. Her partner is contemporary dancer Robbie White.

Lizzie Gough

Lizzie Gough is a 25-year old hip-hop dancer from London. Her partner is hip-hop dancer Mark Calape.

Anabel Kutay

Anabel Kutay is a 26-year old contemporary dancer from Manchester. She was the only female contestant that represents contemporary. She was paired with contemporary dancer Drew McOnie, but Kutay got eliminated in week 1 together with Chris Piper.

Drew McOnie

Drew McOnie is a 24-year old contemporary dancer from London. His first partner were contemporary dancer Anabel Kutay, but since she got eliminated in week 1, McOnie's new partner was broadway dancer Hayley Newton.

Mandy Montanez

Mandy Montanez is a 30-year old jazz dancer who grew up in Maryland USA. She has lived in London for the past eight years. The BBC press release shows her age as 31 but she was born in February 1979, making her 30 years old. She is the oldest contestant of the series. If she had auditioned in the US, she would have been ineligible for the top 20 due to her age. Montanez's partner is ballet dancer Alastair Poslethwaite.

Hayley Newton

Hayley Newton is a 26-year old Broadway-jazz dancer from Surrey. Her first partner were contemporary dancer Chris Piper, but since he got eliminated in week 1, Newton's new partner was contemporary dancer Drew McOnie.

Chris Piper

Chris Piper is a 26-year old contemporary dancer from London. Show credits include the major successful 'Michael Flatley's Celtic Tiger Live' world tour. He was paired with broadway dancer Hayley Newton, but Piper got eliminated in week 1 together with Anabel Kutay

Alastair Postlethwaite

Alastair Postlethwaite is a 28-year old classical ballet dancer from Preston. He is the only ballet dancer of the series. Postlethwaite's partner is contemporary jazz dancer Mandy Montanez.

Gavin Tsang

Gavin Tsang is a 23-year old contemporary dancer from Shrewsbury. He likes to mix contemporary with other styles like jazz or hip-hop. Tsang's partner is jazz dancer Chloë Campbell.

Robbie White

Robbie White is a 22-year old contemporary dancer from Stockport. He attended Laine Theatre Arts stage school but has never been a professional dancer in UK. White's partner is salsa dancer Yanet Fuentes.

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