Once you are introduced to an art form, there's the chance that you will never stop learning from it. Indeed, any type of art keeps developing through the years, and what it is best is that they are full of rich history.
Ballet is one of those art forms that amazes the audiences worldwide. However, it also did three hundred years ago, slowly developing into what it is today.
Through these centuries, we encounter many innovators, dancers, and masters that dedicated their lives to tell stories through classical dance, without words.
Think about it... If it had not been for them, ballet would not even exist.
When I look back at my ballet idols, I not only go to Steven McRae, Darcey Bussell, Tamaro Rojo, or Marianela Núñez. I like to go beyond them through the centuries, discovering which people inspired the stars of today: Marie Taglioni, Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulanova, Lucile Grahn, Enrico Cecchetti, Natalia Makarova, Alicia Alonso, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, August Bournonville, Sergei Diaghilev…
I can go on with names and names.
I am very grateful to always be learning from the history of ballet. It always reminds me why I love to dance.
I want to make sure I am always learning from the art form I love the most.