DILSTON'S Madelyn Lowe is rapidly moulding a career path in the art form she has been aiming to master for the past 14 years.
Lowe, 18, will take a massive stride towards a career as a professional dancer when she starts a two-year advanced elite performance course at Melbourne's Dance World Studios on Friday.
The former Riverside High and Launceston College student was just one of 14 dancers chosen to join the course.
"I'm really excited as it is a really big stepping stone for me ... I went away with the Tasmanian Ballet Company last year on a six-week contract and dancing every day and being in a company made me realise that I wanted to do this every day of my life," Lowe said.
"Ever since a young age I have been really into the musical theatre and dance as I can express myself with it and if I have got things on my mind I can just let go and just dance."
Lowe said she started dancing aged four and learnt the fundamentals at the Tasmanian Academy of Dance under instructor Alison Gibson.
She hoped the course would help fine-tune her skills.
"Doing this course will open up I'm sure a lot of doors for me ... it will give me the discipline, technique and training that I need to make it a career," Lowe said.