“Theatrical entertainment in which dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements” is what the dictionary says about ballet. Having spent over 35 years as a Principal Dancer with some of the major ballet companies in the world I still find our art fascinating! The obvious dichotomy between the perceived beauty and “lightness” the audiences experience and the incredible physical and mental strain it takes on the dancers is staggering. Having unprecedented access and trust of these artists is a blessing and a responsibility. I celebrate their talent and unwavering dedication that is needed to produce world class art! A moment of beauty, even though done in a live setting, stays in the minds and hearts of the viewer forever! There is no other art form in which your own body and intellect are your sole instrument and means of expression!