Some work so hard but simply don't have the talent. You have to look at your own gift, and your own limitations. And you need humility. Because ballet is about going back into class every single day, rehearsing everyday, fixing everything - it's about the working process, not about being a superstar. 1982 - Gene Kelly, along with George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman. 1978 - First Year of The Kennedy Center Honors - George Balanchine. Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was born in 1925. Watch EpisodesFull Episodes. Television TvTv ChannelsSeason PremiereThe TalkKaley CuocoBig Brothers. Late Nights. ". An ideally modern woman, dancing with men as if part of a team, together on equal terms says. The New York Times of her qualities as a ballerina. This modern woman acknowledges: I'm from a very different generation. Now a New York City Ballet dancer is not surrounded by Balanchine's dancers - it's a huge change for a company that represents his work. We're now floating a little more than the previous generation was.
Living in one city, you tend to take things for granted, your view is much more narrow. In Europe, a dancer can leave for a year and still keep her original contract.