No I chose the name Jane Seymour because I was doing my first film 'Ode to Lovely War ' and one of the top agents in England spotted me dancing in the chorus. I was a singer and dancer in that movie with Maggie Smith um and he told me he couldn't sell me as Joyce Penelope Willomena Frankenburger.
You know the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked and you made a living if you could and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer it was no different then than today. It was a struggle.
There are so many things I want to do. Like I want to get an artist a musician a photographer and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily I have a lot more time.
I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production. I had very funky primitive equipment in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had.
'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer it really requires such specific qualities of articulation agility strength and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
I wanted to be a dancer my whole life. And when I gave it up to act I always had a really sad part of myself that missed it and missed performing and missed being physical in that way.
Music videos are notoriously long not fun grueling. You are known there as a dancer and it's kind of sad because dancers in a lot of ways are under-appreciated and kind of under-respected when it come to that so they don't necessarily treat you in a nice way when you do a music video.
I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.
Madonna is a pro. I don't like her and have no respect for her but- I don't think she should be called a musician or a dancer or whatever you know but I do have well I do have respect for her ability to completely manipulate the media and have them work for her.
All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be I am a dancer. But I don't think I would be on 'Dancing with the Stars ' mainly because I would be too shy.
The relationship of the toastmaster to speaker should be the same as that of the fan to the fan dancer. It should call attention to the subject without making any particular effort to cover it.
I did not want to be a tree a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body we as audience must see ourselves not the imitated behavior of everyday actions not the phenomenon of nature not exotic creatures from another planet but something of the miracle that is a human being.
I grew up with classical music when I was a ballet dancer. Now when I have to prepare an emotional scene to cry or whatever I listen to sonatas. Vivaldi and stuff. It's just beautiful to me.
Choreography is mentally draining but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer I was going to perform as a dancer and I was you know going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That's what my life was.
My parents were both in show business. My father was an actor my mom an actress and both singers dancers and actors. They met in Los Angeles doing a play together and so I grew up in a show biz family.
I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A. with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer it was such a cliche.
I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie and I'd become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique they are great because of their passion.
It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying 'Really I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then pigs will be your style.
People were being so mean as a result of my ability - a gift really. So I think that's what makes me fight harder to provide an option to aspiring kids or artists. I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I went through... to see a little girl or a little dancer experience such unnecessary rejection.
A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
I actually build my dreams around the dancers I've got in my company.
I always recommend a sensible diet including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don't need different fuel from other people - they just need more of it because they use more energy.