There's no doubt Lily Cole loves dancing.
She loves dancing so much in fact that since January 1, 2019, she's travelled to Sydney on 58 occasions for it, spending roughly 266 hours in the car and travelling an incredible 18,790 kilometres.
The Bathurst High Campus is one of 25 dance students that have been selected to be a member of the prestigious Sydney Dance Company's 2019 Youth Ensemble.
The group meets in Ultimo for three hours every Sunday for eight weeks during the first three terms of school.
Ms Cole is also a member of the Department of Education NSW Public Schools Senior Weekly Dance Ensemble, which rehearses for two and a half hours on Tuesday afternoons during school terms down in Alexandria.
And while that may clash with her classes, she has the full support of Bathurst High principal Ken Barwick, who allows Ms Cole to leave school at 12.30pm on Tuesday to travel to Sydney to rehearse.
But later this month, her dancing is set to take her all the way to the United States.
Ms Cole was selected to attend the world renowned Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive program for both ballet and jazz/contemporary.
She originally declined the ballet summer intensive program due to the costs involved, however she accepted the jazz/contemporary summer intensive program to be held in Las Vegas in early August.
Earlier this year, Ms Cole auditioned for 2019 Schools Spectacular Featured Dance Ensembles in ballet, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary.
She has recently received confirmation that she has been accepted into the Featured Ballet Ensemble for the third consecutive year.
Previously, she's also completed her Royal Academy of Dance advanced foundation ballet exam in Darlinghurst, having attended weekly private ballet lessons in Blackheath for the past year.
However, she won't find out her result until October this year.
Rehearsals commence in Sydney in October with the performances at the end of November.
Ms Cole is currently in year 11 at Bathurst High Campus and, to no surprise, is studying Dance as part of her Higher School Certificate studies.
For more information on Ms Cole and to follow her on her dancing journey to the United States next month, visit her Facebook page titled: 'Lily Cole - Dancer'.