A ballet dancer needs only a couple of hours of ballet training and a great body to succeed, a ballet trainer has told AFP.
“If you want to be a ballet dancer, you have to be ready to go to the gym,” said the 35-year-old Israeli ballet dancer Nafesh Meir.
Meir, who hails from a small town in the southern province of Tel Aviv, said he trained to become a ballet teacher after a series of “gifts” from his parents.””
That’s what you need if you want a career as a dancer.”
Meir, who hails from a small town in the southern province of Tel Aviv, said he trained to become a ballet teacher after a series of “gifts” from his parents.
“My parents taught me ballet.
They taught me the basics of ballet.
And then I had my own ballet lessons,” he said.
“I learned ballet for the sake of dancing.”
But his family didn’t always send him to ballet.
“When I was young I was very shy.
My parents used to say, ‘Don’t worry, you will get used to it’,” he said, adding that his mother and father had also taught him to dance when he was young.”
They told me that I have to learn the moves of ballet for myself.
That’s why I started dancing.”
Meirs mother was also a dancer.
He said he was influenced by the likes of Katerina Zabronko, who was born in Germany and became a ballet star in the US, and Sofia Vergara, who is also a professional dancer.
“The world was very new to me.
It was very hard for me to get used.
I couldn’t learn how to dance well, but I knew how to learn how not to dance,” he explained.”
I learned to be good at my own game, to be myself and not to look down on anyone.
I learned how to be my own teacher.”
While Meirs family taught him the basics and he learned the movements, Meirs parents also took him to a local dance studio for practice, which he said gave him confidence.
“We always had lessons with my mother and my father.
We were always dancing together,” he recalled.”
In those days, dancing was a big deal for many people.
But I learned from my parents that dancing is about being yourself and not looking down on others.”
He said his parents encouraged him to pursue a career in ballet because he had “something special”.
“My mother taught me to dance for myself, not just for ballet,” he added.
“As a dancer, I don’t look at people and try to be the best in the world, I look at myself and see if I can be the person that I am.”‘
The best in Europe’In addition to his training, Meir said his ballet career was well supported by a network of friends.
“There were people in my life who really believed in me, who supported me and encouraged me.
My ballet teachers are the best of Europe,” he continued.”
You can see the difference when you have a teacher who’s a professional.
When I was a student at the Royal Ballet School in Belgium, there were many people that were very good teachers.
But when I went to Ballet Brussels and started learning, I didn’t have anyone like that.”
It’s very good that they’re able to send me to ballet schools that are very well-supported, that are really good places to learn,” he concluded.”
But there are also people who don’t believe in me and are always telling me that my dance is not good enough.
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