I was born to be a ballerina - my physique, my spirit, my feeling for music. What I am can only be expressed in dance. I am an erotic woman and that's what dance is.
It's not possible to be perfect - you can always do something better. I'm never proud of what I've done. Sometimes, I'm not ashamed.
But to look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow.
Technical things are getting more mechanical. Take 'Swan Lake,' the Black Swan pas de deux. Now, my goodness, they're turning not just 32 fouettes - but double or triple pirouettes.
It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again. Natalia Makarov
It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again.
Even the ears must dance.
I recently learn a new word: insatiable. That's me. Natalia Makarov
Usually, English personalities are difficult; they dont take criticism easily.
I travel like a gypsy, and I didn't know how I could perform and be a mother.
Itâ€™s hard to find backbone.I never had crisis of identity. But I think many Americans have it.
I think often that God is guiding me.
Because my profession is the body, it is a relaxation for me to get out of physicality and concentrate on more mental things.
Many people thought I would never succeed, because I am so Russian. So Russian, hundred percent.
To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow. Natalia Makarov
A real ballerina must fill her space with her own personality.
The expression should come from within oneself, conveying the spiritual - something between earth and heaven. And if one runs, one should not seem to touch the ground.
You cannot dance an arabesque in 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker' the same way. Natalia Maka
Being spontaneous, itâ€™s what saved me,
I am different because I have better schooling, better understanding of the line, gesture, how feet working, positions. They taught me modern things... and I wanted to give what I had: my schooling.
I recently learn a new word: insatiable. That's me.
I think often that God is guiding me. Natalia Makarov
It is the body, subject to the harmony of the steps it is executing, which speaks. And it speaks to the heart in as direct a language as does music.
I don't keep my secrets or my knowledge to myself.
I travel like a gypsy, and I didn't know how I could perform and be a mother. Natalia Makarov
Dancers, many dancers today can do so much technically. You can give them steps that are complicated, then more complicated, pyrotechnical - and they can execute these steps to perfection. But to do simple steps with a pure classical line, that is truly difficult.
Dance involves physicality, it involves spirituality and even brains.
All ballet, all reading, all music. That was my world, my inner world. Natalia Makarov
All ballet, all reading, all music. That was my world, my inner world,
People tell me I'm dancing better than ever. I don't know what happened, but I have new enthusiasm and more endurance.