The Real Billy Elliot

Meet the Bristol teenager following in the footsteps of stage and on-screen dancer Billy Elliot. Mitchell Hodges is the national American champion for Irish dancing in his group after he flew out to Chicago to perform with dancers from across the world. Mitchell, 16, from Hengrove, Bristol, had to perform two pieces to claim the title – using “heavy” shoes in the first and a more athletic style in the second.