Ballet is more than a type of dance. There is so much more to the art of ballet because the dances tell a story in the most delicate and graceful way. It is a type of dance that will speak to your soul if you allow it to. Of course, this is not just for the people watching ballet but also for those that are performing it. Whether the performances are long or short, it is beautiful and all-consuming. All of this is shown even more through these inspirational quotes by famous dancers and those who simply love or loved to watch the performances.
“Ballet is important and significant – yes. But first of all it is pleasure.” – George Balanchine
“The ballet needs to tell its own story in such a way it can be received without having to be translated into language.” – Twyla Tharp
“Ballet will speak for itself. About itself.” – George Balanchine
“Dancers are the athletes of God.” – Albert Einstein
“The only way to do it is to do it.” – Merce Cunningham
“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Mikhail Baryshnikov
“Dance is the art form; the body is the instrument. Learn to play the instrument so you can master the art form.” – Debbie Dee
“Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.” – Alexander Pushkin
“You don’t have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it.” – Edwin Denby
“If I could tell you what it meant, there’d be no point in dancing it.” – Isadora Duncan
If you are interested in starting or continuing your ballet journey, buy tickets to the next show or sign up for an open class at the School of Ballet Arizona. Whether you want to get out there and perform, simply try it out for the first time, or want to just enjoy a breathtaking performance, we have exactly what you are looking for.