Last night we had an Awesome Ballet Company member in our intermediate class. Although we never spoke a word, she definitely taught me a few important lessons:
- Always smile. At barre, in center, even when you screw up, smile.
- Be humble. Even though she was by far the most talented person in class, she still refused to go first across the floor or stand in front during center. Why? She wanted to give others a chance.
- Focus on the basics. She even stuck around for about half of our beginning pointe class after technique class. Why? Because even professional ballerinas need to work on the fundamentals.