I would say that ballet chose me. I started dancing at 5 years old. When I took my first ballet class, which was a recreational class, the teacher called my mom aside and recommended that I be put in a strict ballet program. I love the discipline of ballet and working at the barre perfecting my technique. I love the beauty and grace of ballet and how I can tell a story through my movements. Ballet brings me joy! It's part of who I am.
My cousin was a principal dancer with two ballet companies and only wore Grishkos. When I was able to begin pointe work, I knew that Grishkos were the best shoes to wear!