• A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they're still children. So you've trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.

    "Joan Chen and Amanda Schull Interview MAO’S LAST DANCER". Interview with Sheila Roberts, August 18, 2010.