Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A ballerina's farewell, but not the end

This month, Wendy Whelan will leave the New York City Ballet, for which she has danced for 30 years. 

What I find most remarkable about Ms. Whelan is the fact that, at age 47, she continues to enjoy a fruitful ballet career. "In ballet, if you're over 40, you're a dinosaur," she says in an interview with The New York Times. "[But} I still have so much dancing in me, so much to say. It's not an end."

Her tenacity, perseverance and passion is inspiring. Especially for this almost-40-year-old aspiring ballerina.   

Photo by Josef Astor.