Most Powerful Prima Ballerina quotations
Above all, I wanted to be appreciated as a prima ballerina who happened to be a Native American, never as someone who was an American Indian ballerina.
Looking back at it now, I really feel like it was a gift because I don't know if I have the talent to become a prima ballerina. It's such a hard job to have. I don't have any regrets about it.
I guess I could've been a prima ballerina. Or a nurse. Aretha Nightingale!
Contrary to vulgar legend the lives of great ballerinas are not entirely given up to a few minutes of graceful movement every night followed by champagne drunk out of their toeshoes till dawn, in the company of financiers ... no, most of their time is spent in filthy rehearsal halls, inhaling dust, or else in class, daily, year in year out, practicing, practicing even after they are already prima ballerinas.
The prima ballerinas who taught me were far more scary than Gordon Ramsay.
They'd scream at me and pull my legs and arms, so after them Gordon was a piece of cake.