Meet Erica Lall, who moved to New York at age 15 to become a professional ballet dancer. We joined her one morning en route to rehearsal and spoke to her about perseverance, the challenges of ballet and the importance of family.

"As a ballet dancer, the work is never done. There's always something more that you can do. There's always something you can improve on. I love ballet because of how challenging it is."

A woman is holding a Nova Backpack Mid-Volume in a ballet studio leaning against a waist bar
A woman is holding a Nova Backpack Mid-Volume in a ballet studio leaning against a waist bar

"I love to just kind of leave it all on the stage, whether I fall, whether I twist my ankle a little bit, whether I slip, that's just part of normal life. I want people to see who I really am."

 

 

a woman sitting in a ballet studio with ballet shoes and a pink herschel water bottle next to her.
a woman sitting in a ballet studio with ballet shoes and a pink herschel water bottle next to her.

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