"You can’t be a dancer and not have discipline and you can’t succeed in politics, in my view, if you’re not disciplined and driven,” Emanuel told NBC News’ Harry Smith.
Emanuel, 51, began taking ballet classes as a child. He was so talented that he was offered a scholarship with the prestigious Joffrey Ballet. He turned it down to attend Sarah Lawrence College. He now serves as an honorary chairman of Joffrey Ballet’s board.