This blog "essay" was so well written that I thought we should link to it here:
“I had heard a lot about the company. Led by its long-time director Helgi Tomasson, with its exciting dancers and repertoire, it has forged a formidable international reputation. I wanted to discover more about the company, but also the American style of ballet, now that I had delved into the English and European styles on my travels. I have been trained in the Italian Cecchetti method, the English RAD method and the Russian Vaganova method, with each informing my classical ballet technique to varying degrees, but the American technique has long eluded me..."