A former breakdancer has swapped the moonwalk for medication after turning her career well and truly on its head.
Hanifa Hudson, aged 36, was a pioneer of female breakdancing in the 1980s, as a member of Wolverhampton's B-Boys crew which also included the talents of renowned Black Country artist, Goldie.
Performing under the street name of Bubbles, she toured the country with the B-Boys, wowing fans with an array of acrobatic moves at breakdancing battles against other crews.
But now the mother-ofone has slowed down and is on the verge of qualifying as a nurse, completing the final year of a BSc Hons registered nurse degree.
She hopes to specialise in mental health care after a long involvement in youth work.
Hanifa said: "I'm from a long line of nurses in my family and it was something I wanted to do before the breakdancing took over.
"Now I'm looking forward to starting as a nurse and giving my bones a well-earned rest."
A book and documentary film highlighting Hanifa's dancing exploits, called Redder than Red, was screened in Germany recently at the world's biggest breakdancing competition, The Battle of the Year.
New York videographer Martha Cooper, who worked on the film alongside Wolverhampton's Light House cinema, said: " Hip Hop culture has tended to ignore or downgrade the accomplishments of its female practitioners.
"We decided a documentary about Hanifa was needed in order to ensure her place in the breakdance history."
Hanifa is also in talks about including her as the only female character in a new breakdancing PlayStation game.
Hanifa said: "I was about 11 when I got into breakdancing. Back then breaking was something that girls didn't do but my older brothers were in the BBoys and used to teach me to break and I became as good as them. It's nice to be thought of as a black icon and to be recognised for what I ' ve done in breaking."