Colombian dancer Fernando Montano
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Meet Colombia's 'Billy Elliot' at the Royal Ballet

While most young boys want to become professional footballers when they grow up, like film character Billy Elliot Colombia's Fernando Montano knew that his future lay in ballet.

He talks to the BBC about how he pursued and achieved that dream, moving at the age of 14 from a port city on the Colombian Pacific coast to Cuba, eventually becoming the only Colombian dancer in the British Royal Ballet.

Video produced by BBC Mundo's Alvaro A. Ricciardelli and Juan Paullier

  • 05 Mar 2013
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