... Hannah Tatham, contemporary dancer
By Lucy Siegle for The Observer
Unlike most little girls, Hannah Tatham didn't want to be a prima ballerina. 'Ballet always seemed a bit too formal for me,' she says, 'or perhaps I realised that I was going to be too tall.' At 5ft 8in she doubts she would have been a very useful addition to the classical dance world. Nevertheless, she shone in her 'little ballet school' in Newton Abbot, and when she discovered contemporary dance at sixth-form college, everything fell into place.
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