Q&A with Lauren Lovette.
Q. Who was the first person to notice your beautiful dancer’s feet?
A. Kim Maselli. She’s the reason I dance. My aunt owned a dance store in California, and there was a ballet barre. I had my foot up on the barre pretending to do ballet, and she noticed my feet and said, “How about you come and try it for a week and see if you like it — on me?” She offered me a month after that and then a year. There was another instance at Carolina Ballet. I was 12, and a company member told all his friends, “This girl’s got hooks for feet!”