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Success is not easy and I think everyone should know that hard work and perseverance and being open to giving back are so much more powerful than stepping all over people to get to the top.
You can do anything you want, even if you are being told negative things.stay strong and find motivation.
The best piece of advice that I remember probably on a daily basis is to accept everything about me that is different. That is what makes me special.
You can dream big and it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from.
My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn't let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas.
The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.
You're always working to improve, and you're always being critiqued on your next performance. It's not about what you've done. There's always room to grow.
I just try to approach every opportunity on stage, as if it's my first time and my last time.
I feel like I represent every young dancer, and even non-dancer, who felt they were not accepted by the ballet world. I'd like to think that they can see themselves in me.
There are muscles that we have in our feet that most human beings don't even know that we have. The strength that we have is so detailed.
I think that training is the key, definitely, and I devoted my life to it.
Ballet found me. I was discovered by a teacher in middle school. I always danced, my whole life. I never had any training, never was exposed to seeing dance, but I always had something inside of me.
The woman represents ballet. She is most important, powerful and vital to it. Therefore, she is not "less than" a man. If anything she is "more than" in this field.
I learned how to communicate and articulate myself from ballet. It's just insane to me, when they don't think of that as a part of our education.
I know I will never let myself be complacent in life.
I will push myself in different ventures that I believe will make me a better artist, dancer and person.
Going on stage and transcending the audience and becoming this otherworldly thing makes you a dancer. It's not so black and white.
Different mentors throughout my life have supported and guided me to remember that I do have the strength, courage and talent to do whatever I want to do.
I remind myself everyday just how lucky I am to do what I love! I feel so fortunate and I'm just trying to take my life one day at a time.
It's difficult to exist as a woman, especially I think as a powerful woman. You want to stand strong and you want to be considered and equal.
I just want to leave a positive memory of setting an example and bringing our youth with us.
Ballet.something pure in this crazy world
When you see the body outside of a costume and see the strength that it takes, people would look at dance a different way and see how athletic it is. You're not just born like that.
I do think Under Armour is setting a new example for what a ballerina is, and that you can be feminine and an athlete and represent what a woman is at the same time.
I'm a classical ballet dancer, and at the end of the day I want to be with American Ballet Theater, performing classical ballets.
Take advantage of the resources around you and the relationships you build!
I shouldn't even be wearing a tutu. I don't have the right legs, my muscles are too big.
I'm a pescatarian, so I don't eat red meat or pork. So my dinners usually consist of seafood in some way. And maybe cookies after!
I think that I'm so fortunate to have found classical ballet. It completely changed my life and it shaped the person that I am today, on and off the stage.
I know that I'll forever be involved in ballet. This is where my life was meant to be, and I don't see myself straying completely away, ever.
My first ballet class was on a basketball court. I'm in my gym clothes and my socks trying to do this thing called ballet.
My goal has always been to be a principal dancer with ABT.
But I think the more you eat healthy clean foods the more you create them.
When people meet me in person, they're usually surprised at how petite I am because there's just [an] idea that because I'm black I just look a certain way.
It's really amazing that I was discovered and that I've been given these great opportunities to travel the world and work with amazing artists. I'm very blessed.
I think anything that affects me in my personal life is going to help me be a better artist on stage.
Hopefully, I'll be a part of ABT, in some way, forever. I think I'll always be a part of ballet and try to push diversity, for as long as I live.
The word "prodigy" was thrown around a lot, but I didn't understand what that meant, or the weight of it. It didn't really mean anything to me, until I was older and could look back on it.
What makes people and companies and artistic directors and choreographers interested in working with dancers is the ability to kind of let go of everything you think you know and be a blank canvas.
That it's possible to do positive things and I think that's how we're going to set an example to be respected as women in the world.
I believe that I definitely developed into a refined and graceful woman due to ballet. It has shaped me in every way.
I think I always felt a connection to music and to movement. Growing up, I was surrounded by R&B and Hip-Hop, and the closest thing I could find to dance was gymnastics which I watched on TV.
My career came together very quickly. I only trained for four years before I became a professional, so I didn't have a lot of time to sit back and be inspired before I took my first ballet class.
I never experienced getting nervous on stage. I think I was most comfortable there.
Going on stage and doing ballet, for the first time, was even more verification of, "This is what I'm meant to do. This is what I'm going to do. I'm going to make it somehow."
I don't think a lot of people really understand the commitment it takes to being a character that an actor in Hollywood would take to approaching a role that they're doing.
I ended up training only for four years before I was accepted into American Ballet Theater in New York City.
I've gotten nothing but warmth from the Black community and positive feedback.
I'm definitely very careful about the things that I want to be a part of, but it's also important for me to get dance out there to more people.
When I was younger, my feet would hurt a lot, but you build up calluses and strength and you don't feel as much pain there.