What got you started?
My family. I have three older brothers, so by the time I was born, my mother was desperate for a girl. She waited until I was three, and then she sent me off to ballet lessons with a huge pink bow on my head. By the time I was five, I had fallen in love with it. I said to her: “This is what I want to do.”
What was your big breakthrough?
Joining the Royal Ballet. I was 15 when I auditioned and they offered me a contract. So I left Argentina for London, but because it would have been illegal for me to work before I was 16, I spent a year at the Royal Ballet school. A year later, I joined the company.
Complete this sentence: At heart, I’m just a frustrated …
The rose adagio, variation and coda performed by Altynai Asylmuratova.