71-Year-Old Ballet Dancer
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Ballet dancer, 71, oldest to pass exam

At the age of 71, Doreen Pechey has become the oldest ballet dancer in the country to pass a grade six exam.

A 71-year-old woman has become the oldest ballet dancer in the country to pass her grade six exam.

Doreen Pechey, who has lessons in Reading alongside teenage classmates, decided to take ballet lessons after she reached retirement age.

Passing the exam has enabled her to become an affiliate member of the Royal Academy of Dance.

BBC's Allen Sinclair met the dancer for South Today.