"Don't get wrapped in the negativity that so often surrounds you in dance. Try to block out criticism and stay away from gossip. Keep your personal integrity! Put your head down, work harder than you thought possible and have a clear vision of the dancer you want to become. Everyone has an opinion and everyone gives it and everyone finds ways to tell you what you should be doing differently.... if you listen to everyone, you'll no longer be yourself. You'll end up frustrated and confused."