TEENAGER Lindsey Roddam is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the competitive world of dance.

The 15-year-old has just passed her elementary ballet exam - and she did it with the highest mark a pupil can score.

Lindsey, who lives in Romanby, Northallerton, was one of 27 pupils from the DJ Dance School, in Brompton, who took the exams

Her delighted teacher, Deborah Jones, is convinced Lindsey has what it takes to make it to the top.

"It is a very high standard to achieve and is technically very difficult," she said.

"Lindsey has got a lot of potential and, if she wants to go professional, I think she will have no problem making a career out of it."