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"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 than I did. He said, 'You moved different; I like the way you move'".
Has referred to herself as "the one who got away" from famous choreographer and New York City Ballet founder George Balanchine
. Romantically and artistically in love with Farrell, Balanchine divorced his fourth wife in order to marry her, but Farrell rejected Balanchine's proposal and married fellow New York City Ballet dancer Paul Mejia