One to Watch: Yonah Acosta, Ballet dancer, 23


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The Independent Culture

"It’s about finding your own identity.” It can’t be easy living in the shadow of his famous uncle, Carlos, who helped get him into the Cuban National Ballet School, aged 10, and with whom he shares a striking resemblance.

Now a junior soloist at the English National Ballet and winner of the ENB’s 2012 Emerging Dancer and People’s Choice Awards, the Havana-born dancer who speaks little English will be performing in the ENB’s Christmas show The Nutcracker.