I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to to dance better than myself.
The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.
Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun.
I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying.
I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people.
I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.
It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people.
People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.
The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis.
You know, I never planned to leave. I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. You know, I played their game, pretending, of course. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB... Horrifying.
To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing.
Dancing is my obsession. My life.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.