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"I started working professionally when I was just sixteen. My first performance with New York City Ballet will always stand out [in my mind]. I was so excited but terrified. I'll never forget how exhilarating it was. I also loved performing overseas. The Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg is just magnificent and was such a powerful moment onstage."
"I was three years old when I took my first dance class. It was half ballet and half tap. More than the actual dancing, I remember being so excited about my dance bag, which wasn't exactly a bag, it was more of a box with handles and bubble gum pink ballet slippers on the front. So cute! And of course the biggest memory from that first year was my dance recital. It was the first time my mom let me wear lipstick so I felt very grown up. My costume was a gigantic frilly pink and white skirt ...