” I’ve had an extraordinary life as a dancer. You tour the world, you see all the great capitals of the world, the beautiful old opera houses all over Europe – you go everywhere. As a teenager, I would always say, ‘I can’t believe this is happening to little me,’ because it was always a dream to dance. “


” When you dance, it takes a lot of stamina, but it never seemed like work ’cause I was doing something that I so loved doing. It was always a joy. And you know, to have beautiful ballets made specially for you is such an honor. I always said it was better than diamonds. “


” I have such respect for… the Kennedy Center Honors. To be an artist in America and to be honored for it is extraordinary. In Europe, they really honor their artists. And you are on a very high level. And here it’s not as revered as it is in Europe or Russia or anywhere in the world. “


” In the beginning, he taught you how to hold your fingers, use your head, hold your shoulders, how you glissade, bourre – the exact way he wanted you to do the steps. It was relearning the whole Balanchine technique. “


” Breathe through your movements. “


” The ballets you do make you into the final product you are. And I had extraordinary partners. “


” Mr. Balanchine was a great gentleman, and he loved his dancers. He was devoted to his company. He came to the ballet every night, and his presence was felt. It was like the whole company was dancing for him. And if he liked you, he trusted you to be yourself. He didn’t try to change you and make you into something you were not. “


” When you’re a star, critics can’t make or break you. “



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When you dance, it takes a lot of stamina, but it never seemed like work


I have such respect for... the Kennedy Center Honors. To be an artist in America and to be honored for it is extraordinary. In Europe, they really honor their artists. And you are on a very high level. And here it
In the beginning, he taught you how to hold your fingers, use your head, hold your shoulders, how you glissade, bourre - the exact way he wanted you to do the steps. It was relearning the whole Balanchine technique.
Breathe through your movements.
The ballets you do make you into the final product you are. And I had extraordinary partners.
Mr. Balanchine was a great gentleman, and he loved his dancers. He was devoted to his company. He came to the ballet every night, and his presence was felt. It was like the whole company was dancing for him. And if he liked you, he trusted you to be yourself. He didn
When you
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