This DK visual guide to ballet history goes beyond other ballet books, with beautiful photography that captures famous d...
Dancer, artist, actress, director and producer.
When I stepped into the role of Odette/Odile at the last minute in Swan Lake. The principal dancer hurt herself and Antony Dowell asked me to take over. I was only nineteen years old and I had never rehearsed the role before. I’ll never forget it!
One thing I remember is that we had some strong magnets in our garden shed. I used to play with them, and I was amazed by the fact that they could push each other apart as well as pull together.
One thing I remember clearly is being told how hot the surface of the Sun is. Afterwards, my father asked how scientists knew, and that really got me thinking.
I was really excited! It was a great idea to give the book as a gift, along with all the things someone needs in order to do the activities.
Whenever I think about this, I always remember a famous saying: “I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.” I certainly did a lot of hands-on investigating when I was growing up, and I think it really helped me to remain curious and to understand better the things I was investigating.
I keep up to date with all the science news, so I’m always learning new things. One of the most recent fascinating discoveries was of a fossilized flower that lived 174 million years ago. Until that discovery, scientists thought flowers developed only 120 million years ago.
Its beauty; it’s stunning to look at.