It's ungrateful to be wishing you were doing something else at the moment you are living. You haven't lived in the moment that you are really living, you are wishing you were somewhere else.
I learned to love dance for its own sake.
I used to love to play dress-up, where you get your mother's or your grandmother's dresses and high heels.
There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain.
The body can do amazing things in a situation when it is really called for.
When you are on stage, you don't see faces. The lights are in your eyes and you see just this black void out in front of you. And yet you know there is life out there, and you have to get your message across.
You don't learn from a situation where you do something well. You enjoy it and you give yourself credit, but you don't really learn from that. You learn from trial and error, trial and error, all the time.
The steps must be second nature to me, so that the music seems to be drawing the steps out of me and I don't look as if I'm struggling to fit the steps to the music.
Even though I am a professional, and I know what the steps are, I don't quite know how I'm going to do them, because I haven't lived that moment yet. I always feel very insecure and I get very excited.
As soon as I hear music, something in me starts to vibrate.
I didn't have any doubts about my choice of career, but I had constant doubts about my ability, yes.
I like dramatic ballets, particularly if they're ballets in which I have a chance to go from one extreme of style or characterization to another.
I loved tests because it was another form of competing, a healthy competition.
But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I'm always moving around.
I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing.
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