I continue to do a Balanchine program each year because, in my opinion, he is the number one choreographer that we have ever seen in ballet. There is no one like him; no one is as diverse as him and I don’t think there ever will be.
The personal is political. Personal choices and experiences do not happen in a vacuum. They are shaped by the political and social environment in which they live. Additionally, they shape the narrative of future discussions, analysis, and actions.
Ballet is a passion first, then a discipline. And because of this discipline, ballet teaches you as much about life skills as dance steps. At one point, you emotionally change. You physically change. And you continue to change in ways that make you connect with your body and learn how to use your energy correctly.