"Forget the dancer, the center of the ego. Become the dance. Then the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Then the dancer is the dance. There is no dancer separate from dance, no dance separate from the dancer.
Edward Gorey poster for New York City Ballet My ballet teacher had this above the stairs at the studio. Poster: New York City Ballet, Designed by Edward Gorey. Gift of Unknown Donor to the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Prints of The corps de ballet dressing room by Royal Opera House BY ROGER WOOD Members of the corps de ballet in their dressing room before Cinderella, Sadler's Wells Ballet, Link to Prints x Surface View
Polina Semionova, born in Moscow in is a classical ballet dancer and Principal with the Berlin State Opera. She is de facto prima ballerina and is one of the youngest dancers to achieve this particular kind of recognition.