Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Great artists are people who find ways to be themselves in their art. Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for—liberation.
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully, and with inevitability.
The one important thing I have learnt over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking oneself seriously. The first is imperative and the second disastrous.