Making A Move From City Ballet To ‘Cats’

“I’ve kept my head on straight and kept my eye on the real prize which is having a career that is full and spans many different spectrums of dance and that I did this on my own. It took me a long time to get comfortable in my skin as a human. I don’t know that I would have had the strength earlier to step away from City Ballet had I been offered something like Cats.”

The Principal Dancer’s Career-Ending Injury That Created An Actress

“November 12, 2013. I was ready to make a jump, I hit a slippery spot on the floor and heard two huge pops in my right knee,” she says. “The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had ruptured. The pain came from my tibia slamming into my femur.” She’d had injuries before – what dancer hasn’t? – but realized this could be career-ending: “I went into surgery, knowing I might not come back.”