At 71, Doreen Pechey is the oldest ballerina to pass the RAD Grade 6 exam.
Doreen, featured on BBC London News last night, came to dance late on, only taking up ballet at the age of 61. Even more remarkable - and proving that nothing will stand in the way of ambition - her success comes just two years after having knee replacement surgery.
Reflecting on her success, Doreen said: 'I would like to be able to encourage other older (although I never consider myself as 'older') people to take up similar challenges.'
A Scout and Guide leader, and a licensed chaperone, she is now studying both Intermediate Foundation, and Grade 7.
Watch this space for Doreen's future achievements!