Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Van Patten, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

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When I was younger I started doing jazz, tap and ballet as after school activities. Slowly, I left jazz and tap and started focusing on ballet. By the time I was eight I was dancing five days a week, and by the time I was eleven I knew that I wanted to pursue a dance career. For some dancers they see a performance as a kid and decide that they want to dance, but for me it was a gradual realization.

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