The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That's all I did. I had no other social life. I don't want my life to be like that now. I've spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun.
The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.
The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
I wanted to be a ballet teacher.
I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet.
I went away when I was 9 to a ballet school. I thought I wanted to be a dancer, but eight years of ballet cured me of that.
My Mom is a ballet director, so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do, so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
The music industry is so easy compared to the ballet world
I grew up studying ballet; I grew up honing my craft.
I never went to a ballet until I was 45 years old. I don't know why.
I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of celebration. Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted.
I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees without George Steinbrenner.
I started taking ballet lessons when I was three and a half and I still take dance classes.
I went to ballet school for nine years, and there was an agent for the whole school who happened to be there visiting one of the performances. She suggested an audition.
Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah, it lets people know they should come to New York.
Sometimes during a ballet I'll look around and see all these rows of intent faces, concentrating on this beautiful thing up on the stage.
I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time.
I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough.
The particular ballet was not so important as the fact that I was physically healthy, and capable of getting out there and dancing as often as possible.
Dance is very, very old. With Louis XIV at Versailles is where ballet started.
Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, "This is really good, you should do this", She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.
If a ballet dancer falls over, it's knowing how to get out looking clumsy that counts.
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