You know, ballet might be too formal of a title for the type of dance I do, but I love to dance.
It's very difficult for me to do fund raising for my own organization if I'm working for other companies because sponsors will say, 'Well, hey, man, if she's doing a ballet for Ballet Theatre, we'll give money to Ballet Theatre.'
The discipline that ballet requires is obsessive. And only the ones who dedicate their whole lives are able to make it. Your toenails fall off and you peel them away and then you're asked to dance again and keep smiling. I wanted to become a professional ballet dancer.
As a kid, I had a lot of energy; but the ballet lessons made me calm - this pleased my mother.
I love ballet, and it's a little boring for me to go to the gym because I'm used to the dancing discipline - it's really hard but much more fun.
I came to New York to study ballet and English.
I've got no plans to be a ballet dancer at the moment.
I've been dancing all my life and studied at Joffrey Ballet when I was 13 and singing all my life.
I didn't study dance. I had some ballet lessons because I needed it for posture and for my arms, mostly. My skating coach said I really needed it, from the belly button up, as opposed to the footwork. In skating, the shoes don't move.
And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.
The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry, of the way they come together. The way that extraordinary space is controlled and given such emotional force.
All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs.
And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show are now on stage of the New York City Ballet.
However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet.
I took ballet dancing forever, and there was a natural transition into acting.
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