Anyone can dance, but not everyone can be a dancer.
Dear Royal Ballet School Antwerp dancers,
My years as a student at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp were some of the most memorable and instructive to date. Savour the time with your classmates, your teachers and the moments in the dance halls and always give it your all. Stay open to new experiences and don't give in to jealousy. Keep demanding the utmost of yourself and have a mind of your own. Life as a professional dancer is a privilege; you get to see the world and can express your emotions on stage. Of course, this life is not always easy.
A teacher once told me: “Anyone can dance, but not everyone can be a dancer.” That sentence holds an irrefutable truth.
My career as a dancer didn't start at my first company, but at the Royal Ballet School Antwerp. And I'm very grateful for that.