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Britain's oldest ballerina, 71, passes her Grade 6 exam

By Hannah Furness ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-08-27 08:29:18

A 71-year-old woman has become the oldest ballerina in Britain to pass the Royal Academy of Dance's Grade 6 exam, joining classes in later life being unable to afford them as a child.

Doreen Pechey, who had knee replacement surgery two years ago, has now become an affiliate member of the RAD after impressing examiners.

Mrs Pechey, a semi-retired electrical engineer, began taking classes ten years ago, originally starting in adult lessons before finding a private teacher just three months her junior.

Britain's oldest ballerina, 71, passes her Grade 6 exam

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