HANNAH & VAIDILE
WINNERS OF THE ONLINE TALENT SHOW SERIES ONE, UNDER 18'S
I am 15 years old and from London. I discovered my love of dancing and acting when I was 3 years old and danced recreationally until about 11 when I started training and competing with Spirit Young Dance Company (Spirit YDC) for about 2 years. I love training in all styles of dance whenever I’m given the opportunity. I like dance competitions as it gives me an opportunity to challenge myself, learn from other dancers and get critiques/constructive criticisms, advice and directions from judges. I try to be as versatile as possible by training with different professionals in the industry. I currently train with iD Company directed by Ryan Jenkins and MPA Academy with James Collins as well as regular workshops with different teachers through Fit The Mould Dance (FTM) with Natasha Mould. I love being creative in so many ways and enjoy the performing arts and being on stage.
I played the role of Lavender in Matilda The Musical, West End (2015-16). I’ve also performed in lots of other theatres and stages including National Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, main stage at Can You Dance? (CYD?) Convention, Move It main stage and have been a finalist on the Move It freestyle stage. As well as being a Title winner at three dance competitions (Dynamite Dance, Ultimate Dance Showcase UK (UDS) and Dance Inspirations (VAD), I am also a Golden Buzzer winner (Dance Inspirations), a National dance champion (Starz UK) and was awarded a Dance Idol title with Destination Dance. I enjoy all things artistic. I love calligraphy and love creating and designing artistic gifts in my spare time. It is very rewarding to see friends and families’ reactions when they receive a personalised gift from me.
I am very comfortable in front of the camera and feel that performing is my happy place. I filmed a TV dance Promo for CBBC directed by Parris Goebel which was broadcast for a few months from August 2017 I performed and danced live in the ITV X Factor Finals with MPA Academy (December 2018). Over the summer of 2019 I was involved in filming for the prime time BBC One series ‘The Greatest Dancer’ and have recently been in a Netflix Christmas movie due out Christmas 2020. In November 2019 I spent a week on set, filming a featured role for an advertising campaign which is due to air in 2021.
I walked (catwalk) for international clothing brands ‘Me in wien’ and ‘Kicomo’ at London Kids Fashion Week in September 2019. Most recently, I was featured in an editorial on Photo Vogue Italia online (August 2019. I was also published as a special ‘Big Dreamers’ feature in LaBelle Kidz&Teen International Fashion Magazine, October 2018.
Dancing is my biggest passion and my dream is to become a professional dancer and performer and to make everyone smile through dance.
It was very exciting to be creative during lockdown with my best friend Vaidile by filming in isolation and to go on and win the first series of Undiscovered Talent (under 18’s) Online competition. Every time we do well it encourages us to believe that no dream is too big no matter your humble beginnings. We always strive to work harder even when we don’t do as well and always stay humble and supportive.
I am 14 years old and have been dancing since I was 5 with Laura Bruce Dance Academy (LBDA). I train in different styles - modern, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical. commercial and tap. I discovered at a young age that I had a passion for dance and really love performing on stage. I performed with LBDA every year which built my confidence and fuelled my passion.
Since then I have performed at different theatres and stages such as doing the panto Aladdin at Churchill Theatre Bromley when I was 8, Peter Pan when I was 9 and performing at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. I performed as a Nutcracker at Cheryl Cole, Liam Payne and Olly Murs Christmas charity event in London.
I started training with Spirit Young Dance Company (Spirit YDC) competition team when I was 10 and took part in dance competitions all over the country as well as other events such as performing in the big charity event at the National Theatre.
When I was 11 I secured the role of Hortencia in the West End production of the musical Matilda. I loved playing this part for a year during which time we also performed on Britain’s Got Talent (BGT).
In the last year I have been training with ID Company led by Ryan Jenkins, also training with Natasha Mould (FTC), Charlie Bruce, MPA Dance Academy, BBA Ballet, as well as so many inspiring dance choreographers. I love training in all styles and like to challenge myself.
My best friend Hannah and I started competing independently and have enjoyed choreographing our competition numbers and winning so many awards – both solos and duos over the last year including winning a scholarship with Urdang Associates. We were also recently published on Vogue Italia.
We loved winning the Undiscovered Talent first series under 18 Online competition as it gave us an opportunity to tap into our creative sides. Having a passion for dance makes us aim high and take on any challenge, work hard and support each other as well as other people. Watch Video
WINNER OF THE ONLINE TALENT SHOW SERIES ONE, OVER 18'S
Natalie Keel, a 29 year old singer/songwriter from Kent, originally from Surrey. Natalie began singing from a young age but developed a passion for singing and performing from around the age of 12, performing in local musicals, talent shows and competitions. After leaving school and college, she spent her spare time recording on her laptop, in order to post to social media and now has a following of over 2000, with a combined view count of over 11,000. In 2016, Natalie won the regional heat for Open Mic UK and was a finalist in the Area finals for the south east region, just missing out on a place in the Grand Final. In 2018, her debut original song "Fire" was awarded a spot on the BBC Introducing playlist and received positive reviews from both critics and her following. As of 2020, Natalie is unsigned and works to produce her own music, both original and covers from her home studio set up. Watch Video