The racing driver who became a ballerina
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The racing driver who became a ballet dancer

16 April 2017 Last updated at 00:27 BST

Sophie is one of the first transgender students to sit a prestigious Royal Academy of Dance exam.

She was a racing driver for nearly a decade before leaving motorsport behind and following her childhood dream of becoming a ballet dancer.

After three years of lessons, she's about to find out if she passed the test.

Filmed and produced by Andrew Silke for BBC 5 Live

If you'd like to find out about how to get into dancing, read the Get Inspired guide.

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