Nobody expected me to become a ballerina, much less a soloist for the American Ballet Theater -- the first African-American in two decades. But I did. And now I'm living the dream of so many girls around the world.
One of the quandaries of being a black ballerina is that people never stop talking about it. Every single article is peppered with references to the rarity of your position, the novelty of being a black woman pirouetting alongside a bevy of white swans.