Dance never really goes away; it just reforms and reinvents, and it's become more athletic with new connection to fitness and sport. Dance used to have this exclusivity, but not any more.
As a dancer I've always checked my body constantly; 'Am I having a good day or am I having a fat day?'
I just have to express myself somehow, either through singing, dance or fitness. You get sick of it; you have days where you think you don't want to do it, but generally after I've done something, I feel better. That's why I do the exercise: to earn my bar of chocolate and cappuccino.
For years I used to try to straighten my hair, but I've reached a stage where I think, 'I've got red curly hair, and it's actually really great.'
I'm a deeply boring person in real life; I don't do any drinking and going out until four in the morning. I'll usually head straight home for a cup of tea.
I'm the fussiest eater on earth; my husband despairs. I like chicken and pasta, and can't resist milk chocolate. I figure if you're going to do something naughty, make it really enjoyable.
I go to the gym regularly, not just for the way I look but because it makes me less cranky, too.
I see wrinkles and lines, and wear glasses to read, which I hate. But I am in a better place in my body than I used to be.
I'd never gone as a kid to an ice rink. There was always that fear that I'd break my leg and it would affect my career.
Looking in the mirror is very strange; we see only what we choose to see, good or bad.
I love Monet: his 'Water Lilies' would look great on my wall. But would I prefer to see money helping kids get better from cancer rather than spending it on a work of art for my own personal indulgence? Yes, I probably would.
I am probably more critical of myself than anyone else, I am very tiny - 5'1 and a half inches - so there's nowhere for weight to hide.
I used to hate my bottom because as a dancer, you're supposed to have nothing there.
I was the shyest kid. I'd never speak, only if I had to. Honestly.
It's difficult to be a mother and maintain a career as a performer - but then it's difficult in any industry.
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