OUTLANE teenager Hannah Whiteley has chosen dance over a career in medicine.
And the talented girl is already proving she has made the right choice after winning her way through to the Miss Dance of Great Britain finals.
Hannah, 19, has been dancing since she was three years old with the Patricia Stoj School of Theatre Dance.
And she is also a hard-working student who won a place at Imperial College, London, last year to study medicine.
She also won a scholarship to the Bird College of Performing Arts in London and is now in her second year there.
"She followed her heart and her first love of dance and decided to study at Bird," said proud mum Helen.
"But Imperial was brilliant and said she could defer her place until she had fulfilled her dancing dreams and then re-apply."
Hannah, who was a student at Greenhead College, will take part in the final of the Miss Dance of Great Britain competition at Blackpool's Winter Gardens next June.
She will be among 52 dancers taking part in the competition.
Last year she reached the final six of the competition.
Sister Laura, 16, who is a student at Greenhead College and also dancers with the Patricia Stoj School, is also aiming to gain a place in the Miss Dance of Great Britain competition. She is taking part in heats after Christmas.
Hannah and Laura are the daughters of Helen and Peter Whiteley.