Shana Alexander

1925 -

A Quote by Shana Alexander on ballet and company

When the prima ballerina found ground glass in her toe slipper . . . every other dancer in the company was equally suspect.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Nutcracker, 1985.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on expectation

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: "The Surprises of the Mail" in Life, 30 June 1967.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Shana Alexander on ballet and perfection

Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.

Shana Alexander (1925 -)

Source: Nutcracker, 1985.

Contributed by: Zaady

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