A 16-year-old schoolgirl from Aberdeen has secured a place at a prestigious dancing academy.
Erin Guy, who attends Harlaw Academy, will begin training for her dream career next summer when she embarks on a HND dance course at the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh.
With ambitions to become a professional dancer, Erin hopes this will be the best place to kick-start a career in the industry.
She said: “When I found out I’d been given a place at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, I was so excited.
“This is what I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl and the fact that it’s actually happening for me is unbelievable.
“It was the first time I had ever auditioned for a dance school so I felt quite nervous beforehand, but everyone was so friendly when I arrived.
“I actually made some friends at the audition that I’ve kept in touch with.”
Erin, from Ferryhill, began dancing at the age of three and currently teaches children at the Academy Dance Studio in Aberdeen.
She added: “I’ve always loved dancing but it wasn’t until I went to high school and started getting career advice that I decided I wanted to do it professionally.
“I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else with my life so I knew it was the right decision for me. I can’t wait to start my full-time training and gaining more experience as a dancer.
“It’s my dream to travel the world and experience different cultures so I’d love to be cast in a touring production when I finish my course.
“It’d be a great way to see different countries while doing what I love.”
Andrew Gowland, managing director of The MGA Academy, said: “We look forward to welcoming Erin to The MGA Academy.
“She is already very talented and impressed all the staff during her audition, but we are confident the training she receives here will ensure that she improves as a performer and help her achieve her dream of being on stage.
We would welcome applications from young performers with similar aspirations to Erin.”