"No performance is a perfect performance but some performances allow for the feeling of perfection. Achieving this moment of ecstasy easily validates all the pain and struggle of the art form by taking us, and possibly our audience, for a moment to a world beyond our own."
"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals"
"I’d say you have to really know that you love it with every inch of your body and soul because it is such a difficult business to be in because of all the rejection and all the hardships and sacrifices you have to make in order to reach where you want to be. So I’d say first of all make sure you completely and utterly love it, and second to not let anybody get you down. You really have to believe in yourself and be your number one fan, because in this business every other person is trying to get you down. You really have to stay true to yourself, as cheesy as that sounds. And you cannot take no for an answer, and you have to dream big. I think that’s the greatest thing my family ever taught me: if you’re going to dream, you have to dream SO big."
"It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence."
"The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space."