A WEST End dancer returned to her roots to give Bury College students some top tips on entering the theatre industry.

Just over 11 years ago, Holly Rostron completed her drama and theatre studies at the college. These were the catalyst for her debut on the West End stage in 'Top Hat' the musical.

The 28-year-old professional performer said she loved returning to deliver a masterclass workshop with current Bury College Performing Arts students.

Former Castlebrook High School pupil Ms Rostron completed her studies in Bury in 2007 and immediately progressed to Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance in London from where she secured a professional diploma in musical theatre.

Ms Rostron then experienced her first taste of paid industry work, appearing as a United Service Organisations (USO) dancer in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.

In 2011, Ms Rostron’s career springboarded when she became an original ensemble member of 'Top Hat' and in 2012 made her West End debut with the show.

She toured nationally with the show at first before travelling to Japan in 2015.

More recently, Ms Rostron has appeared in ITV's 'All Star Musicals' and in 'Singin' in the Rain' the musical, in Scotland.

Ms Rostron, who now lives in Hampshire, said: "The training that I received at Bury College really helped prepare me for my future and set me up for industry.

"I love coming back to teach at Bury College and see my former tutors."

She delivered a musical theatre workshop, a beginners ballet class and a body conditioning session during her visit.

Naomi Bynon, a performing arts student at the college, said: "It was really good to see a former student who is now a professional performer leave Bury College and become so successful."