A TEENAGE ballet dancer from Marsden has been offered a place at the prestigious Northern Ballet School in Manchester.

Sixteen-year-old Ellie Senior, pictured, has been dancing since she was three and plans to further her ability when she finishes school.

She has trained in ballet, tap and modern jazz, but Ellie has particularly excelled in ballet.

She said: "It was hard work but my dance teacher Bernadette Heyes was a lot of help.

"She has helped me enormously with the classes in Marsden".

Ellie now has to decide whether to move away to study and is considering a possible scholarship application.