“I am a black woman, and every step I take is a reminder of that fact. But every step is also a challenge to inequality and oppression.”

“I don’t want to be known as the black ballerina, I want to be known as a ballerina who happens to be black.”

“I don’t see myself as a trailblazer. I see myself as a hard worker who loves what she does.”

“Dancing is my passion, my purpose, my joy, my therapy, my escape, and my life.”

“I believe that ballet can be a vehicle to change people’s lives.”

“The body is a beautiful thing, and it’s capable of doing amazing things if you empower it and believe in it.”

“I’m not interested in being perfect; I’m interested in being my best self.”

“Success is not final, and failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.”

“Ballet is not about being thin, it’s about being strong and healthy.”

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul, and it’s my way of expressing myself.”

“What makes a great dancer is not technique or perfection, but the passion they bring to the art form.”

“Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because of your race, gender, or background. Believe in yourself and work hard.”

“To be a great dancer, you have to be willing to take risks and put yourself out there.” STRIJDER QUOTES

“Dance is a way of life, and it’s something that I’m committed to every single day.”

“Ballet has the power to inspire, to heal, and to change the world.”

“I may not have the perfect body, but I have the perfect attitude to overcome any obstacle.”

“I don’t dance to impress others, I dance to express myself.”

“I am not afraid of failure, I am afraid of not trying.”

“Dance is not just a physical activity, it’s a mental and emotional one too.”

“I want to inspire young girls to dream big and believe in themselves.”

“The hardest part about being a dancer is not the physical demands, but the mental ones.”

“Success is a journey, not a destination. You have to enjoy the process every step of the way.”

“Ballet is not something you can just learn overnight. It takes years of hard work and dedication.”

“Dance is my art, my passion, and my purpose.”