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When I first joined @nycballet I was told “Big hair gets you roles”. Something about the ballet coif reads all the way to the rafters: it makes you larger than life. Tonight at our gala I’m debuting in Balanchine’s Suite 3: a role I learned off a video of my teacher & mentor Sean Lavery. Now, Sean had the most voluminous golden curls atop his head- like the Farrah Fawcett of the late 70’s NYCB. Since it’s 2019, and I don’t know how or where to get myself a perm, I’m already starting to blow dry my hair in order to meet Sean’s golden standard for flowing locks.

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