Got to Dance 2011 final appearance for Herts duo Alleviate on Sky1 show

PUBLISHED: 13:38 27 February 2011

Dance duo Alleviate at St Pancras

Dance duo Alleviate at St Pancras


A TALENTED dance duo from Hertfordshire will bid to win Sky1’s Got to Dance programme and the first prize of £250,000 tonight (Sunday).

Alleviate are in the final of Sky1 show Got to Dance

Nikki Whitley and Renako McDonald, better known by their performing name of Alleviate, will contest the live final of the dance competition in front of 6,000 people at Olympia this evening.

The contemporary duo are from performing arts company Living the Dream, which is run by young people, for young people and is based in St Albans at Beaumont School.

Both Renako and Nikki have choreographed and performed in Living the Dream showcases.

Company managing direction Zoe Jackson said: “Renako and Nikki have been members of Living the Dream for the last three years and Renako is our contemporary dance teacher.

Diversity on stage in Hatfield

“Show your support to help Alleviate really live their dream.”

The pair will be out to impress a panel of judges tonight comprising Ashley Banjo from Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity, former Pussycat Dolls popstar and choreographer Kimberley Wyatt and West End performer Adam Garcia – as well as the voting public at home.

Also through to the final are Chris & Wes, Turbo, Dance Dynamix, Lauren, Two’s Company, Trinity Warriors and Razzle Dazzle.

Tonight’s show will also feature a special performance by dance troupe Diversity.

Hosted by former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall, Got to Dance starts on Sky1 HD at 6pm.

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