You know, there aren’t a lot of opportunities for women in this land, to show what they can do; to see the world, to be heroes… I always wanted to be brave. I figured, do the brave thing, and bravery would follow.
“I didn’t go to normal high school, I went to full-time ballet school, so I led very regimented, disciplined years. The classes we took, like nutrition, anatomy, dance styles, choreography, music, all these wonderful things. I’ve taken away with me. At the time my passion was ballet, so I didn’t have that normal high school experience, which I’m sure I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed anyway.”