Scarlett Wright is one of only 160 people in the world born with Adams-Oliver Syndrome – a condition that means her hands and feet will never grow.
The syndrome, which occurs when bones don't fuse at birth, also left Scarlett missing fingers on her left hand and with a hole on her head where hair does not grow.
But after seeing a wax work of ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell last year the brave youngster become obsessed with dancing.
Scarlett was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called Adams-Oliver Syndrome
She is so lovely and outgoing and won't let anything stop her
Despite only being able to walk in personalised shoes specially moulded for her feet, brave Scarlett has been attending lessons bare foot.
Now parents Kershwin, 25, and Jonathan Wright, 28, are raising more than £200 to buy their daughter customised ballet shoes to realise her dreams.
Mrs Wright who lives with her structural engineer husband and three children in Talke, Staffordshire, said: "We can't believe how she's taken to it.
"She is so lovely and outgoing and won't let anything stop her, but she has to be so brave to do ballet.
"We went to a wax works in September last year and when she saw Darcey Bussell she was in awe.
"She kept asking about her, and when I explained she was a ballet dancer Scarlett watched all the videos of her performing.
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"As she watched them she started dancing in her room, and begged us to let her go to dance classes.
"Unfortunately the first two places we asked said the moves would be too complex for her, but finally we came across Lil Gems who said they would take her on.
"Scarlett has fitted in so well. We are over the moon that someone has helped make her little dreams come true which is why we are fund-raising for the troupe."
Brave Scarlett has been attending lessons bare foot
The NHS can only provide one pair of shoes to Scarlett that are specially fitted, which are her school shoes.
But she needs one pair of shoes for performing and another for training, which each cost over £100.
Mrs Wright said: "It must be agony for her at the moment, and she can't dance very long because of the pain.
Scarlett needs shoes for performing and another for training, which each cost over £100
"But she loves it so much she's willing to put up with the pain, she really is amazing.
"It's her birthday on Monday and it would be incredible if she could have the dance shoes by then.
"She's really struggling with a lot of things but she just gets on with it even though she's in agony with her feet by the end of the day.
Her parents are raising more than £200 to buy their daughter customised ballet shoes
"As a mother, it's difficult to watch. No-one wants their child to have a disability, but it makes it easier because she's so positive. If it wasn't for that, I don't know if I could cope.
"We call her Dolly Diva, because she really is a diva.
"There's no-one who doesn't fall in love with her, she's just got one of those faces."
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Scarlett, who also suffers from a heart murmur, said: "I wanted to dance because I like Frozen.
"I've been dancing for four months and I have fun at dance classes.
"The teacher is really good."
Scarlett is one of only 160 people in the world born with the syndrome
Lil Gems owner Anne Donaldson, 69, said: "I think everybody should have a chance. Scarlett is a lovely little girl. She's beautiful and she just fitted in.
"She loves it and even tries to keep up with the older ones.
"For all she goes through in life, she is lovely and she's part of our team."