“When we performed, he would take notes. After the show he’d give little tips like, ‘When you do your double tour, pull back a little to the left.’ I felt so good about going onstage because he made sure I was using my body correctly. When I finally retired in ’69, I didn’t have any regrets. With all that information and feedback from him, I was dancing at a high level.”
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Photo by Kyle Froman, courtesy of The Ailey School