Sylvie Guillem At 40

Ballet star Sylvie Guillem finds her career changing as she rounds the corner of 40. “The “Mademoiselle Non” of the 1990s (the nickname ruefully given to her by Sir Anthony Dowell) is still turning down roles, but now it’s because she has a whole new game plan in view – a new language of movement, a new challenge, a new direction. And later, perhaps, a film, or directing a company, or founding a school. This is no longer a woman willing to be hired to display her accomplishments. She is making the world dance to her tune.”

Source: The Independent (UK) - 05/27/05