She had her foot crushed by a horse as a little girl. Despite all this, she managed to acquire a successful professional career as a ballerina.
"He [George Balanchine] had worked with dancers whose legs were thinner and went higher and could turn and jump better. I didn't think I excelled in anything at that time. I even asked him, 'What do you see in me?' I thought everyone looked better ...
Often danced with Peter Martins
Roberta Sue Ficker
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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