In a way, ballet is a bit magical. The routines, the music, and the unbelievably feminine, yet classic, costumes never fail to conjure up old, childhood dreams of being a ballerina.
Having taken ballet classes, I know just how much effort is put into perfecting every move, which makes watching ballet that much more impressive. It’s one of those things that people assume is complete talent, but that’s not the case. As the famous saying goes, “success is 10% talent and 90% hard work.”
And ballerina or not, that’s something we all need to be reminded of sometimes.
“I grew up studying ballet. I grew up honing my craft.” – Janice Dickinson
“Classical ballet will never die.” – Ninette de Valois
“Since I was a child I’ve loved going to the opera, theatre, and ballet.” – Christian Lacroix
“At the ballet, you really feel like you’re in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life.” – Robert Caro